Everton Fan Banned for Life as Police Launch Investigation into Mass Brawl

Everton Fan Banned for Life as Police Launch Investigation into Mass Brawl

A club statement read: "Club officials have reviewed the footage of an incident that occurred in the 64th minute of the game against Olympique Lyonnaise where supports towards the front of the Lower Gwladys Street End became involved in a confrontation between players".

Merseyside Police are also investigating the brawl on the pitch between players from both teams, while Everton have banned one individual.

Just like that, Merseyside Police have launched an investigation into the mass scuffle that broke out during the second half of Everton's 2-1 home defeat against Lyon in the Europa League on Thursday evening.

Detectives will be reviewing footage and speaking to witnesses to establish what, if any, offences have been committed.

Yet retrospective action could be forthcoming from UEFA, for both Williams and the club, a possibility ex-Premier League referee Graham Poll deems likely.

Williams instigated the ugly scenes when he shoved Lopes off the pitch as the goalkeeper went up to make a catch on the byline.




The fan, holding a baby, appeared to throw a punch at a Lyon player.

"It's what happens, it's football".

"It's high emotions. We want to win the game, they want to win the game and stuff happens".

Last month Everton was fined 11,700 US dollars by Uefa after crowd trouble during the home leg in August of their Europa League playoff match against Hajduk Split. "We took the decision to give some rest to players for Sunday and I think it's a great game to play". The Toffees found themselves a goal behind after just five minutes after Nabil Fekir coolly converted a penalty after full-back Fernando Marçal was clumsily taken out by Mason Holgate.

"On one hand, I understand frustration and disappointment, because everybody was disappointed".

The Toffees sat bottom of their group with just one point from their opening two games going into the fixture.

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