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Port Vale fan storms pitch, chases referee after late penalty in loss to Portsmouth

Jan 27, 2024

A League One match between Port Vale and Portsmouth was interrupted Saturday when a fan sprinted onto the pitch to confront referee Craig Hicks.

The fan was seemingly reacting after Hicks awarded a late penalty to Portsmouth, which Colby Bishop converted for the 1-0 road win in Burslem, England. The individual took to the field as soon as Bishop scored in the 88th minute.

Hicks ran away from the fan, leading him toward the tunnel at Port Vale's Vale Park Stadium. The individual's pursuit of the official was interrupted when coaches and staff restrained him near the benches.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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