Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira kicked out at an Everton fan at Goodison Park after being goaded at full-time. The Toffees secured their Premier League safety after a dramatic comeback, and the former French international was seemingly in no mood to stand by and take stick as he was ushered away from the scene.
It was an emotional night on Merseyside with Everton fighting to avoid an awkward encounter with Arsenal on the final day. It looked to be heading that way, however, when goals from Jean-Philippe Mateta and Jordan Ayew put Palace two the good by half time.
But Frank Lampard galvanized his team at the interval, and they came out swinging. Goals from Michael Keane, Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin completed an outrageous comeback that saw Everton fans invade the pitch after the winning goal went in, and at full time.
Vieira was amongst the chaos when thousands of Toffees ran on after the final whistle, and one fan appeared to goad him at close quarters. The former tough-tackling midfielder then retaliated by striking out, getting himself into a confrontation with multiple Everton fans before being led away by others.
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