Everton fined £26,000 by Uefa for fan attack on Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes

The incident took place at the end which houses Everton's most vocal supporters

The fan (not pictured) attacked the Lyon player during this brawl towards the end of Everton's match with Lyon

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

UEFA's disciplinary body has announced Everton have been fined €30,000 (£26,600) for an incident involving a fan during their Europa League match with Lyon.

The fan was seen hitting out at Lyon keeper Anthony Lopes during the Europa League tie at Everton's Goodison Park on October 19.

The incident attracted particularly intense scrutiny because the fan was holding a child in his arms while aiming the blow at Lopes.

The attack took place during a scuffle between players from the two teams, after a challenge on Lopes by Everton captain Ashley Williams.

The skirmish took place right in front of the Gwladys Street End, which houses Everton's most vocal supporters.

Footage of the clash clearly shows the supporter approach the melee of players with a child in his arms, before aiming a punch at Lopes.

Afterwards Everton officials said they had identified the fan and would issue him with a life ban.

The Uefa fine is just the latest chapter in a sorry season for the Merseyside club, who have plummeted to the foot of the Premier League table and sacked manager Ronald Koeman after a string of defeats.

 

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