A shocking moment took place during Sunday’s Aston Villa-Birmingham soccer match, and it was one of the most improbable events of the 2018-19 season.
No one was expecting anything major to happen when the ball calmly dribbled out of play, with players on the field moving around to reset, as they normally do.
However, a Birmingham player took everyone by surprise when he ran onto the pitch, then threw a vicious punch at Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish — striking him right in the back of the head. The haymaker actually sent Grealish to the ground, as you can see below.
Luckily, Grealish appeared to be OK. He actually ended up scoring the game-winning goal later on in the match.
The EFL League One released a statement on the incident soon after it happened.
“The EFL condones the mindless actions of the individual who encroached on to the pitch at St. Andrews on Sunday afternoon. It’s a situation no player should ever be faced with. In all circumstances the playing surface is for players, not supporters and those playing in the game must be able to do so safe in the knowledge they will not be subjected to this type of behavior.”
We hope that fan is never able to attend another game in his life, as he exhibited deplorable behavior.