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Everton have said they will ban for life the fan who appeared to hit the Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes while holding a young child during a melee at Goodison Park on Thursday.

The club said they had identified the supporter following an internal investigation into the disturbances and registered a formal complaint against the individual with Merseyside Police.

The police have opened their own investigation into the melee between Everton and Lyon players in front of the Gwladys Street end which more than one fan became involved in.

The shocking scenes that erupted after Ashley Williams, the Everton captain for the night, pushed Lopes into the advertising hoardings during his team’s 2-1 defeat have also prompted a response from Uefa. It has opened disciplinary proceedings against Everton for “aggressions by supporters against players”.

Approximately 20 players were involved in the pitch-side incident that followed. One fan, carrying a small child in his left arm, appeared to…



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