Non-league footballer attacks fan after red card, gets the sack | inside World Soccer

Non-league side Goole have sacked captain Karl Colley after he was involved in an altercation with a fan in the stands following a red card.

Goole player Karl Colley is seen trying to attack a fan after being sent off against Coalville
Goole player Karl Colley is seen trying to attack a fan after being sent off against Coalville

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Colley was sent off in their home match with Coalville Town at Victoria Pleasure Grounds in East Yorkshire on Saturday.

As he left the field, video footage showed Colley make three attempts to confront a heckling fan, appearing to throw a punch at him on the second occasion.

Coalville's Twitter feed documented the entire bizarre scene.






Goole have responded to the incident with Colley told he will not play for them again.

A statement on Goole's website read: "After the deplorable incident at today's home game against Coalville Town, we can confirm that the player responsible has been released by the club.

"We are a family club and incidents of this nature have no place in football and will not be tolerated at the Victoria Pleasure Grounds.

"The club acted quickly and decisively and released the player with immediate effect and as such the player in question will never play for our football club again.

"We apologise to each and every supporter at the game today and whilst, as a club, we can't legislate for incidents of this nature, we will not tolerate them from anyone."

Coincidentally, Colley's disgraceful act happened exactly 19 years after ex-Manchester United star Éric Cantona infamously launched a kung-fu style kick at Crystal Palace fan Matthew Simmons.


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