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Man United player smacked in the face as object thrown from the crowd

Man United player smacked in the face as object thrown from the crowd

Victor Lindelof was struck by an object thrown on to the pitch

Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof was hit by an object thrown by a section of fans during the FA Cup final taking place today (3 June)

The incident occurred shortly after Bruno Fernandes' equaliser in the 33rd minute of the all-Manchester affair.

It came after Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan put the blue half of the city into the lead after just 13 seconds with a stunning volley beating the unmoved Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea.

In fact, the goal was the fastest ever to be scored in an FA Cup final, much to the delight of the City supporters.

But while it was a dreadful start to the match, United managed to find a way back into the game as Jack Grealish was penalised for a handball in the penalty area.

After a lengthy VAR check, a penalty was awarded, with Fernandes converting from the spot for United.

The penalty was taken at the City side of Wembley stadium, and as the United players celebrated the goal, Lindelof went down clutching his face.

The Man Utd player was stuck in eye.

While his teammates complained furiously, replay cameras showed the Swedish International being struck by a green and black object that appeared to him in the eye.

Fortunately, Lindelof was seemingly unhurt by the incident and continued to play in the game.

Following the shocking incident being caught on camera, many United fans took to social media apps such as Twitter to vent their frustration.

"Find them. Kick them out. And ban them from ever entering a stadium in Europe," one person wrote on Twitter.

A second added: "Whoever threw that should never be allowed at a game again."

Meanwhile, a third added: "No excuse for fans throwing objects, but United players asked for trouble celebrating in front of Man City fans."

But a fourth hit back: "What are they supposed to run all the way to the other end of Wembley?"

Lindelof has carried on in the final.

The incident comes after Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale was kicked by a fan after his side's victory of Tottenham Hotspur back in January.

When Ramsdale went to pick up his water bottle from behind the goal after the game, one Spurs supporter managed to clamber over several rows of seats and kick him.

Footage shared from the incident showed the fan, who had his face covered by a scarf, lurching forward in an attempt to boot the goalie.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Football, Sport, Manchester City, Manchester United, UK News