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VIDEO: Pitch invader slips while celebrating Birmingham goal v West Brom, match halted due to flares

A Birmingham City supporter has been hilariously captured on camera slipping when trying to celebrate one of his side’s goals at West Brom last night.

It came when the Blues regained their lead – after Gayle’s leveller – through Lukas Jutkiewicz in the 59th minute, celebrating spilled out onto the pitch with one fan getting amongst the players before falling to the ground and be left for the stewards to deal with.

Watch the moment it was shown on Sky Sports in the video below…

View from the home end, a few seconds into this video…

Prior to that, a goal from Gary Gardner to put them in the lead after 7 minutes saw Birmingham fans set off flares as well as thrown them onto the pitch, prompting keeper Lee Camp to cover his face. Fans chanted “Fuck the EFL!” as it was happening.

The game had to be stopped so stewards could pick up the fireworks. The FA will now be looking into what happened.

West Brom went on to come from behind twice to beat their local rivals 3-2 to earn James Shan his third straight win as caretaker boss as well as a fifth defeat in a row for Garry Monk’s side.

The Baggies’ second goal was a controversial as a Jay Rodriguez penalty given for a foul which appeared to take place outside the box.

That was netted and then almost 10 minutes later, Jake Livermore hit a thunderbolt with the clock ticking down and ending up being the winning goal.

The result leaves West Brom 4th and just four points from Sheffield United in the second automatic promotion spot.

Birmingham, who were deducted 9 points recently, sit 18th and five points off the drop.


After seeing the pitch invader slip as well as hear the Birmingham fans sing their criticism at the EFL, social media users (including former Sunderland, Celtic, Blackburn, Leeds, Wolves, Sheff Wed player Michael Gray) took to give their thoughts on it – find out what they had to say on the next page.


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