Goole captain Karl Colley was sent off yesterday and then proceeded to try and attack a supporter
Exactly 19 years on from Eric Cantona's famous kung-fu incident with a fan a Selhurst Park, Goole captain Karl Colley climbed into the stands and attempted to punch a fan.
Goole were playing at home to Coalville Town in a Northern Premier League First Division South match, when Colley was sent off for a rash challenge. The away fans responded to this as they would at every level of football, and Colley did not take too kindly to their chanting.
See for yourself in the video below:
The former Newcastle United trainee was immediately sacked by his club after the game. The Football Association have said they will look into the incident. Eric Cantona's kung-fu kick in 1995 resulted in a nine month ban and a £20,000 fine. With the incident not taking place in a high profile game, you would expect the punishment to not be as severe, as a Goole player could hardly afford such a fine.
Shortly after the game, a Coalville Town fan rang BBC 606 and explained what happened "He threw the captain's armband on the floor. Coalville fans started singing at him - nothing malicious in what they were singing. He threw open the black gate and ran up and tried to hit one of our fans. Luckily the punch missed. The Goole officials, fair play, are trying to stop him."
Goole assistant Curtis Woodhouse formerly of Birmingham City and Sheffield United tried to restrain Colley and expressed his views on the matter on Twitter.
He also went on to say that the club can't make any excuses for that, it was wrong on so many levels.
A reminder of Cantona's explosive character:
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