Brawls between players on the pitch are not unheard of, even though they are rather uncommon in the Champions and Europa League. What happened in Everton’s home game against Lyon was… extraordinary, not only because the brawl involved practically all 22 players, but also because fans took part as well(!).
Club officials have reviewed the footage of an incident that occurred in the 64th minute of the game against Olympique Lyonnais where supporters towards the front of the lower Gwladys Street End became involved in a confrontation between players
an Everton statement read.
We have identified one individual whom action will now be taken against. This will include a ban from attending future Everton fixtures and the club registering a formal complaint with Merseyside Police
the statement also read. What’s even more shocking is that the ‘individual’ who has been ‘identified’ was holding a kid in his arms as he slapped a Lyon player!
Merseyside Police can confirm officers are investigating following a disturbance on the pitch during a football match between Everton and Lyon at Goodison Park last night, Thursday October 19. Detectives will be reviewing footage and speaking to witnesses to establish what, if any, offences have been committed
another statement, issued by the Merseyside Police, read. It all started when Everton defender Ashley Williams pushed Lyon’s goalkeeper, Anthony Lopes, in what ended up turning into a major brawl involving almost all players and a number of ‘fans’.