Chelsea fan who was flattened by Sam Kerr after invading the pitch during the Blues’ Champions League clash with Juventus has been BANNED by the club
- Chelsea star Sam Kerr knocked over a pitch invader during clash with Juventus
- The fan tried to get a selfie with the striker during their Champions League game
- She flattened the man – and was then given a yellow card by referee Sara Persson
- Sportsmail can now reveal that the fan has been been suspended by the club
A Chelsea fan who was flattened by star striker Sam Kerr has been suspended by the club, Sportsmail can confirm. A young male supporter ran onto the pitch during the second half of the Blues’ 0-0 draw with Juventus at Kingsmeadow on Wednesday evening.
Holding a mobile phone, he attempted to get a picture with Chelsea captain Magdalena Eriksson as stewards slowly tried to catch up with him.
But a frustrated Kerr took matters into her own hands as she shoulder-barged the unsuspecting intruder to the ground.
A Chelsea fan who was flattened by star striker Sam Kerr has been suspended by the club
A male supporter ran onto the pitch during the second half of the Blues’ 0-0 draw with Juve
The Australian was cheered by the Chelsea supporters but was booked by referee Sara Persson.
Security eventually caught up with the supporter and he was identified as a Chelsea member, but he has now been suspended from attending future matches.
‘We’ve seen in the growth of the game there is a sense that the players are more in demand,’ Chelsea boss Emma Hayes said.
Kerr took matters into her own hands as she shoulder-barged the intruder to the ground
The Australian was cheered by the Chelsea fans but was booked by referee Sara Persson
‘I think it should serve as a reminder to our stadiums and our stewards that we have to put player protection first.
‘I don’t know why he didn’t just wait until the end. He could have had a photograph if he really wanted one.’
Should Chelsea progress to the knockout stages of the Champions League next week, they will host a quarter-final fixture in March.
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