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Richarlison throws a lit flare into the crowd after scoring for Everton against Chelsea

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

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