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Pitch-invading football fans are simply copying players’ on-field histrionics | Letters
Letters: Graham Downie says that if fans resort to irresponsible behaviour they are doing little more than following the lead provided by their idols. Plus a letter from Stephen Wood on Patrick Vieira’s altercation with a fan


24, May, 2022 @4:41 PM

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Patrick Vieira not facing criminal charges for kick at Everton pitch invader
Merseyside police concluded their inquiries but the Crystal Palace manager warned the FA that incidents during pitch invasions have ‘happened too often in the last couple of weeks’

Paul MacInnes

23, May, 2022 @3:19 PM

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Premier League 2021-22 review: the season’s best photos
Our photo editor selects his favourite frames – including epic celebrations, crunching tackles and a bizarre banner featuring the ‘Moyesiah’

Jonny Weeks

23, May, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Five-star Arsenal thrash sorry Everton but miss out on Champions League
Arsenal beat Everton 5-1 with five different goalscorers but will play in the Europa League next season because of Spurs’ win at Norwich

Nick Ames at the Emirates Stadium

22, May, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Premier League 2021-22 fans’ verdicts, part one: Arsenal to Leicester
Fans review the season with one game to play: the stars, the flops and the moments that made them smile

Observer fans' network

22, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘There are a lot of decisions to be made’: Lampard cautious after Everton survive
The manager has targeted improvements for next season after Everton secured their Premier League safety with a 3-2 comeback win against Crystal Palace

Andy Hunter

20, May, 2022 @9:30 PM

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Leeds and Burnley ask Premier League to look into Everton over spending rules
Leeds United and Burnley have written to the Premier League, asking it to investigate whether Everton broke spending rules during the pandemic

Paul MacInnes

20, May, 2022 @6:07 PM

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Merseyside police confirm inquiries into Patrick Vieira altercation with fan
Merseyside police have said they are looking into an incident at Everton in which Patrick Vieira appeared to aim a kick at a man taunting him

Guardian sport and PA Media

20, May, 2022 @3:30 PM

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Arsenal v Everton: match preview
Arsenal have to hope relegated Norwich somehow beat Tottenham and then beat Everton themselves if they are to qualify for the Champions League

20, May, 2022 @2:40 PM

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Fans’ ugly behaviour is not just about football – it’s about society | Jonathan Wilson
Pitch invasions could be joyous eruptions of glee if not for idiots who reflect a Them and Us world of rising violent crime

Jonathan Wilson

20, May, 2022 @11:27 AM

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‘One of the greatest moments of my life’: Lampard revels in Everton survival
Frank Lampard delighted in Everton’s 3-2 win against Crystal Palace that ended relegation fears, singling out Dele Alli’s role on ‘an amazing night’

Andy Hunter at Goodison Park

19, May, 2022 @11:05 PM

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Everton safe after Calvert-Lewin completes epic revival against Palace
Second half goals from Michael Keane, Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin helped Everton come back from 2-0 down to beat Crystal Palace 3-2 and stay in the Premier League

Andy Hunter at Goodison Park

19, May, 2022 @9:02 PM

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