Footballer who picked up corner flag and pretended to SHOOT rival fans is fined £17.68 | The Sun

STRIKER Yago Cariello Ribeiro bizarrely pretended to SHOOT fans of the opposing team after finding the back of the net.

The Portimonense attacker performed the controversial goal celebration following his late winner against Vitoria.




And he has been sanctioned by the FPF Disciplinary Council, receiving a fine worth £17.68.

Vitoria will also be subject to disciplinary proceedings after losing control over their players' behaviour.

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

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

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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 over the provocation.

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

The referee had no choice but to book the striker.

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The yellow card 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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