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Fan attack player faces Football Association charge

Published on Jan 30, 2014 6:45 AM

LONDON (AFP) - The player dubbed English "non-league football's answer to Eric Cantona" has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association (FA) after his furious confrontation with a fan last weekend, the governing body announced on Wednesday.

Karl Colley, 30, was filmed angrily running into the stands to face down a supporter of opponents Coalville after being sent off in Goole's 3-0 defeat at their Victoria Pleasure Grounds home in north-east England.

Video footage, which was posted on the YouTube website, showed Colley making three attempts to tackle the fan and also appearing to throw a punch amidst a flurry of abusive language.

The incident took place on Saturday, 19 years to the day since Cantona's infamous 'gong-fu' kick attack on a fan.

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