Pitch invader punches Nottingham Forest player during goal celebrations
The fan was dragged off the pitch by security guards
A pitch invader threw a punch at Keinan Davis as Nottingham Forest celebrated their third goal against Leicester City in the FA Cup tie on Sunday.
Steve Cooper's men raced into a shock 3-0 lead against Midlands rivals Leicester, thanks to first-half goals from Philip Zinckernagel, Brennan Johnson and Joe Worrall.
Kelechi Iheanacho pulled a goal back for Brendan Rodgers' side in the second-half following a mistake from Forest shot-stopper Brice Samba.
However, the end-to-end game was marred by a distasteful incident when a pitch invader, who appeared to enter the field from the away end, ran onto the pitch and threw a punch at Davis as the Forest players celebrated a well-worked goal.
Never change Leicester fans never change pic.twitter.com/BnUedtdFT3
— Ciaran Durham (@ciaran7durham) February 6, 2022
The fan was quickly apprehended by security guards and dragged towards the exit, with police later taking him away.
Why are some football fans like this? pic.twitter.com/FzS6poL0aw
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) February 6, 2022
Following the incident, Forest did well to reimpose their dominance on the tie and made it 4-1 courtesy of Djed Spence's tidy finish.
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