Everton bans fan who aimed punch at Lyon goalkeeper during melee

LIVERPOOL, England — Everton has banned a supporter who appeared to aim a punch at a Lyon player in a Europa League game.

The unnamed fan, who was holding a child in one arm, targeted goalkeeper Anthony Lopes during a second-half melee that was instigated by Everton defender Ashley Williams' barge on Lopes on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).

Everton says the supporter will be banned from attending games.

Everton is also facing sanctions from UEFA after European football's governing body charged the English Premier League club with "aggressions by supporters against players."

Merseyside Police are also investigating the crowd trouble at Goodison Park after Everton registered a complaint with the force.

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