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Footballer is booked for pretending to SHOOT rival fans with corner flag

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PORTIMONENSE striker Yago Cariello Ribeiro was booked for a controversial goal celebration following his late winner against Vitoria.

The two Portuguese top flight clubs looked like they were going to play out a 1-1 draw.

Ribeiro scored a late winner and took aim at angry Vitoria fans

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Ribeiro scored a late winner and took aim at angry Vitoria fansCredit: Twitter
The away fans reacted angrily while Vitoria players tried to get at Ribeiro

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The away fans reacted angrily while Vitoria players tried to get at Ribeiro
Players had to be held back from reacting

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Players had to be held back from reacting
Ribeiro continued his celebrations after being ushered away

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Ribeiro continued his celebrations after being ushered awayCredit: Twitter

But Ribeiro had the final say of the match when got in front of his man and glanced his header into the far corner.

The 23-year-old Brazilian then grabbed the corner flag and pretended to shoot at rival fans.

Vitoria players lost their cool and tried to approach Ribeiro for the provocation.

Thankfully Vitoria’s captain Bruno Varela was a voice of reason and a potential mass brawl was prevented.

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The referee had no choice but to book the striker.

The booked didn’t stop Ribeiro from celebrating further and he dropped to his knees and pointed to the sky.

One fan said on Twitter: “I swear to god. This is the greatest league in the world.”

Another reacted: “Look at the fury in the stands.”

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The win lifted Portimonense up to fourth in the Primeira Liga, behind Benfica, Braga and Porto.

Had Vitoria held on for a point, they’d have jumped up to third in the table, but they’ll have to settle for fifth after three games played.



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