Everton fan STORMS onto the pitch to confront Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke in huge security breach during crucial relegation clash… before the offender is dragged away by a steward as Toffees go on to secure safety
An Everton supporter stormed onto the Goodison Park field as he attempted to confront Dominic Solanke, shocking footage has shown.
Everton were fighting for their Premier League lives against Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon on the final day of the season.
And, in tense circumstances, the Toffees secured survival with a narrow 1-0 win against Gary O’Neil’s men on their home turf thanks to a stunner from Abdoulaye Doucoure.
Fans invaded the pitch after the game to celebrate staying up, but there was a worrying solo intervention during the match as well.
In a major security breach, video released on social media shows one supporter get past all barriers and run with hostile intent towards Cherries striker Solanke in the 71st minute, after the former Liverpool star had clashed with defender Yerry Mina.
An Everton fan (second left) stormed onto the Goodison Park field to confront Dominic Solanke
The supporter invaded the pitch during his side’s key relegation clash against Bournemouth
The shocking incident came after Solanke (right) clashed with home defender Yerry Mina (left)
The man was eventually dragged away by a steward, as the 25-year-old forward turned around and saw how close he was.
Though the pitch invader did not make it as far as Solanke, questions will be asked about how he was able to get so near to potentially physically confronting a player amid a fiery atmosphere inside Goodison Park.
And fans quickly took to social media to question his actions.
The account that posted the video suggested the man wanted a ‘straightener’
One said: ‘Ref should abandon the game for player safety. Everton forfeit 3-0. It’s only right.’
A second added: ‘Ridiculous fanbase.’
Another posted: ‘Everton fans will say that’s passion.’
While one concluded: ‘Mad bunch.’
And supporters quickly took to social media (pictured, above) to question the man’s actions