WATCH: Crystal Palace Manager Patrick Vieira Allegedly Spotted in Altercation With Everton Fan

Video footage from after the game appears to show Vieira grabbing and kicking a fan who seemed to be taunting him

Patrick Vieira
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Thursday’s Premier League game between Everton and Crystal Palace was an unpredictable thriller.

The Toffees erased a 2-0 halftime deficit to win 3-2, which guaranteed their safety from relegation. Everton fans stormed the pitch at Goodison Park twice – once after the team’s third goal in the 85th minute and the second after the final whistle blew.

But it was what allegedly happened during the second pitch storming that caught the attention of social media. 

Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira can be seen on film walking across the field towards his team’s dressing room when an Everton fan appears to taunt him by putting his left hand next to Vieira’s face while recording the manager on his phone with the right hand.

Vieira then appears to try to grab hold of the fan, followed by a few kicks as the fan tumbles to the floor.

There appeared to be some shoves after before other fans came in to separate the two.

Currently neither the Premier League nor Crystal Palace has issued a statement on the matter, but it will be interesting to see what, if anything, unfolds after a strange scene. 

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