Watch: Ugly scenes as Everton fan cradling a child hits Lyon goalkeeper
The Toffees are set to face UEFA sanction after brawl spilled into the crowd08:51 Friday 20 October 2017, 8:51 20 Oct 2017
Everton are set to face disciplinary following a brawl during their 2-1 Europa League defeat to Lyon at Goodison Park on Thursday night.
Tensions boiled over after Toffees skipper Ashley Williams barged the goalkeeper Anthony Lopes to the ground.
Tempers flared as the incident spilled toward the crowd.
Some of the Toffees fans got involved as well. One man, cradling a young boy was captured on camera striking a Lyon player.
Ronald Koeman though has blamed the referee on starting what could've been a riot:
"I don't know what exactly happened. There were a lot of players involved," Koeman said after the game
The Everton fan with the kid didn't punch anybody - you can see him prevent the player going over the barrier - no?pic.twitter.com/sMHxRkzaYS— LoveEvertonForum (@LuvEvertonForum) October 19, 2017
Yep. That's an Everton fan with his child trying to hit a Lyon player. pic.twitter.com/px3PtMTSHm— Ben (@InsideN17) October 19, 2017
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