Richarlison sparks fury by throwing a LIT FLARE at fans in the Goodison Park stands after scoring for Everton against Chelsea in their crucial Premier League clash
- Richarlison scored the opening goal of the game for Everton against Chelsea
- A flare came onto the pitch at the Gwladys Street End during the celebrations
- He went over and picked up the lit flare before throwing it back into the crowd
Richarlison appeared to throw a lit flare back into the crowd after scoring for Everton against Chelsea on Sunday.
After a relatively uneventful first half at Goodison Park, the Brazilian forward pounced on a Cesar Azpilicueta mistake to slide the ball past Edouard Mendy to put the hosts in front.
His goal sparked jubilant scenes as Richarlison and his team-mates celebrated at the Gwladys Street End. Amid the celebrations, a flare came onto the pitch, with Richarlison then going over to pick it up before hurling it back towards the fans.
The 24-year-old’s goal was his ninth strike in all competitions this season, and could prove to be a crucial moment in Everton’s bid for survival.
However, the well-taken goal was somewhat overshadowed by his decision to throw a flare into a packed stand of fans.
His actions have been widely criticised on social media.
More to follow…
Richarlison threw a lit flare into the crowd after scoring for Everton against Chelsea