This video is not going to help the reputation of soccer fans.
Luckily, Esteban Alvarado was able to see the man coming in time and the two essentially went for the jump kick at the same time.
Advantage: soccer player with cleats on.
The fan fell to the ground and the furious goalkeeper kicked the fan twice while he was on the ground. It definitely did not look like fun for the fan on the ground.
Referee Bas Nijhuis pulled out a red card for the brutal beating, and Alkmaar coach Gertjan Verbeek ordered his team to walk off the field in protest.
Ajax was winning the match 1-0 at the time and the national soccer association director is not sure if the game will be replayed or not.
The crazed fan turned out to be a 19-year-old who had been drinking.
It’s not every day that a player can get in trouble for making sure a crazed fan didn’t cause harm to others, and I think the team should have protested the call.
It’s not the keeper’s fault he was defending himself and making sure he didn’t harm any other players. Sure, the kicking was a bit excessive, but Alvarado didn’t know what this guy was capable of doing; he was simply reacting to the situation.
Hopefully this game is replayed and the goalie is able to play while the fan gets more than just a slap on the wrist for single-handedly ruining a soccer match.