Manchester United loanee Amad Diallo was manhandled by a Luton Town fan during the second leg of their Championship play-off semi-final.
The Ivorian winger has enjoyed an impressive campaign on loan at Sunderland, with Tony Mowbray’s exceeding expectations by reaching the play-offs.
Amad, 20, has been one of Sunderland’s standout players this season, netting 14 goals and four assists. His last goal came as a stunning free-kick in the first leg against Luton.
Things got out of hand in the second leg at Kenilworth Road when Amad received physical abuse from a Luton supporter in the crowd.
When Amad tried to retrieve the ball for a throw-in, one fan forcefully pushed him in the back.
A video was posted of the incident on social media:
Amad Diallo getting punched in the back from a Luton fan:
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Luton have since announced that the fan in question will be immediately banned.
A statement from the Championship club read: “Luton Town is aware of an incident involving a home spectator and a Sunderland player during last night’s Championship play-off semi-final at Kenilworth Road.
“A lengthy Club ban will be immediately issued and the incident is now also subject to a police investigation.
“Luton Town wishes to clarify that any such supporter behaviour is not acceptable in any way and will take swift, appropriate action to ensure that similar actions do not happen again.
“No further comment will be made by the Club at this time.”
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