Man handcuffs self to City goalpost

Feb 02, 2012, 11:16 IST | PA Sport

A man has been charged by police after last night's Premier League match between Everton and Manchester City was brought to a standstill when a supporter, 46-year-old John Joseph Foley, handcuffed himself to a goalpost.

A man has been charged by police after last night's Premier League match between Everton and Manchester City was brought to a standstill when a supporter, 46-year-old John Joseph Foley, handcuffed himself to a goalpost.


A man handcuffs himself to a goalpost during the EPL match between
Everton
and City in Liverpool. Pic/Getty Images


The pitch invasion forced the referee to halt play for around five minutes. The incident occurred five minutes before the end of the first half, with the match goalless.

In a statement, Everton said: "It transpired that the supporter is a known professional protester, allegedly protesting about an airline's recruitment policy."

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