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Merseyside Police on Crystal Palace boss Vieira's Everton fan clash: No formal complaint received

Merseyside Police are investigating after Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira clash with an Everton fan at Goodison Park.

Merseyside cops say the incident is "ongoing" but that no formal complaint has been received after the Eagles manager was involved in an altercation following last night's 3-2 defeat to the Toffees.

Everton fans flooded the field as they celebrated retaining their top flight status following a stunning comeback from 2-0 down.

But things soon turned ugly as Vieira was confronted while trying to exit the pitch.

As he tried to leave, Vieira could be seen clashing with a fan.

The supporter held his middle finger right in Vieira's face as he filmed the Arsenal legend with his other hand.

The actual video from the phone later circulated on social media, and the man was heard screaming at Vieira: "Suck on that you muppet! Get in! F*** off!"

At that point Vieira turned, before allegedly grabbing the man's arm and kicking him to the floor.

Another pitch invader then came along before shoving Vieira, who then appeared to square up to him.

However, before it could go any further, other supporters separated them and Vieira walked away.

A statement from Merseyside Police said: "We are working with Everton FC to gather all available CCTV footage and are speaking to witnesses.

"No formal complaint has been received and enquiries into the incident are ongoing."


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