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An Everton fan gave Patrick Vieira the finger to his face and told him to "f*** off" in new footage of the unsavoury full-time scenes at Goodison Park.
Home supporters stormed onto the pitch at full-time on Thursday night following Everton's comeback victory over Crystal Palace, which secured their Premier League status for another season. However, the celebrations were marred by clashes on the pitch between fans and members of the Palace staff, including manager Patrick Vieira.
Vieira was caught on camera appearing to lash out at an Everton fan who had confronted him on the pitch with new footage now showing the fan's perspective of the incident.
The fan can be seen running up to Vieira and putting their phone in his face as they film themselves abusing the Palace boss, telling him to "suck on that" after the Toffees' win.
As they film Vieira's face, the fan then shouts "get in" and "f*** off" whilst holding their middle finger up to Vieira, before tumbling to the floor as the clip ends.
Following the match, Vieira refused to comment on the on-pitch incident when speaking to the media, stating: "I’ve got nothing to say on that."
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The incident at Goodison Park is the latest in a string of unsavoury scenes at matches in England following pitch invasions by supporters at full-time.
Earlier this week, a Nottingham Forest fan was jailed for 24 weeks after headbutting Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp following their play-off semi-final second leg on Tuesday night.
There were also similarly disgusting scenes in League Two on Thursday after Port Vale's penalty shootout victory over Swindon Town in the play-offs, with punches thrown after fans invaded the pitch.
Everton's pitch invasion came after a thrilling second half comeback from Frank Lampard's side ensured their safety from relegation with one match to spare.
Visitors Palace had stormed into a two-goal lead before half-time thanks to goals from Jean-Philippe Mateta and Jordan Ayew, who was lucky to avoid a red card earlier in the half.
However, Michael Keane and Richarlison hauled Everton back level before Dominic Calvert-Lewin's header five minutes from time snatched all three points and confirmed the club would play top flight football once again next season.
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