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05th Sep 2022

Furious Beşiktaş fan storms the pitch and drop kicks player

Callum Boyle

The player was unaware of the pitch invader

Beşiktaş’ 3-2 win against Ankaragücü was marred by a pitch invader who violently drop kicked a player during their game on Sunday.

Salih Uçan was approached by a supporter, who jumped over barriers before fly-kicking the midfielder.

The fan was able to kick him before Josef de Souza – who was one of two players sent off in the game –  pushed him to the the ground, sparking an even bigger brawl.

Ankaragücü’s Marlon Xavier was the other player to be given his marching orders at the Eryaman Stadyumu.

Former Everton striker Cenk Tosun was also involved in the altercation as well as on-loan Burnley striker Wout Weghorst, who was spotted walking away and pointing to his head.

Weghorst was then confronted by Ankaragücü’s manager and the Holland striker had to be helped by one of his teammates to break up.

Both sides had already been involved in several altercations in the build up to the pitch invader in one of the most action-packed games of the season.

Moments before the fan encroached onto the pitch, both sets of players were seen arguing on the pitch, with the referee failing to control the incident.

In matters on the pitch Dele Alli scored his first goal for his new side in the five-goal thriller. The 26-year-old produced a cool first-time finish, latching onto Weghorst’s header.

Alli’s strike was his first goal in 378 days and his goal was enough to keep Beşiktaş at the top of the league and two points ahead of nearest challengers Konyaspor.

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