Video: Mad scenes as ex-Newcastle star gets punched by own fan – match gets suspended

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Former Newcastle star Jetro Willems was punched by his own supporter during the match between SC Heerenveen and FC Groningen on Sunday.

The home team were losing 2-0 to Heerenveen much to fans’ frustration and around the 80th minute mark, the furious fans tried to invade the pitch from the Z end and had to be restrained by the stewards present.

Several Groningen players including Willems went over to try and calm the supporters down, pleading with them to not disrupt the game.

At that moment one fan was spotted charging down and punching Willems in the face before being pulled back by the other supports. This caused the other players to react furiously and there was a bit of a clash between their own fans and the players and the referee had to suspend play sending both the teams back to the dressing room.

The match resumed after a while once the situation was defused and the home side ended up losing 2-0.



The Dutch defender spent one season on loan with Newcastle from Frankfurt in 2019/2020.

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