CRYSTAL PALACE boss Patrick Vieira KICKED a pitch invader to the ground after a nasty altercation at Goodison Park.
Thousands of Everton supporters flooded in from the stands after Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored a late winner against Crystal Palace to keep the Toffees in the Premier League.
But in yet more unsavoury scenes after fans invaded the pitch, cameras caught the Palace boss involved in an altercation.
As he tried to leave the pitch, Vieira could be seen clashing with a fan.
The fan can be seen holding his middle finger right in Vieira’s face as he films him with his other hand.
The actual video from the phone later circulated on social media and the man can be heard screaming at Vieira: “Suck on that you muppet! Get in! F*** off!”
At that point Vieira turns, grabs the man’s arm and kicks him to the floor.
Another pitch invader then comes along and shoves Vieira, with the Arsenal legend appearing to square up to him.
However, before it can go any further other supporters separate them and he walks away.
The FA are likely to investigate the incident and when asked about it, Vieira later said: “I do not have anything to say about that”.
Everton boss Frank Lampard added: “I feel for Patrick and I didn’t get him (to shake hands) at the end because of the reaction.
“He ran across the pitch 80 yards in front of our fans but there’s no issue.
“Just pure elation from our fans at staying in the league.”
Neither Everton nor Palace have yet put out any official statement on the disgusting scene.
On the same night, Swindon Town players were also involved in a fight with Port Vale fans after Vale reached the League Two play-off final at Wembley.
Swindon lost a penalty shootout, sparking a mass invasion of the pitch.
Centre-back Mandela Egbo later posted a picture of him with a small scratch on his nose, blasting “scummy fans” who laded “two free shots” on him.
He wrote: “How you scummy fans get two free shots and only manage a scratch? & I’m supposed to keep my cool – if I react I’m the bad guy right?”
The shock incidents come just 48 hours after Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp was attacked by a Nottingham Forest fan at the City Ground.
That attack left Sharp needing stitches and the attacker – Robert Biggs, 30, from Derbyshire – jailed.
Biggs, a Forest season ticket holder, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm and was jailed for 24 weeks.
He was also given a 10-year football banning order and ordered to pay £500 compensation to Sharp, £85 in costs and a £128 victim surcharge.
That match also saw another incident with Sharp’s team-mate Oli McBurnie appearing to stamp on a fan.
The Scottish international has been summoned to a meeting with Nottinghamshire Police and risks being arrested if he does not attend.
Thousands of fans invaded the Goodison Park pitch after Calvert-Lewin’s dramatic late winner kept Everton in the Premier League.
Visitors Palace had lead 2-0 at half-time after goals from Jean-Philippe Mateta and Jordan Ayew.
But Everton pulled off a dramatic second-half turnaround as Michael Keane and Richarlison scored before the late winner sparked pandemonium and the unsavoury scenes.