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When athletes and coaches clash with fans in sport

Read Sport Logo By Ste Hoare of Read Sport | Slide 1 of 13: The Edinburgh derby between Hearts and Hibernian ended on a sour note when Hibs manager Neil Lennon was struck by a coin after he celebrated a Hearts goal being disallowed in stoppage time.Hearts manager Craig Levein, meanwhile, says that “a punch” was aimed at his goalkeeper Zdenek Zlamal by a spectator as he went to retrieve the ball.The whole game was a feisty encounter and it was no surprise to see things boil over.These were not the only times that athletes or coaches have clashed with fans in recent history.We’ve taken a look at some other infamous incidents.

When athletes and coaches clash with fans in sport

The Edinburgh derby between Hearts and Hibernian ended on a sour note when Hibs manager Neil Lennon was struck by a coin after he celebrated a Hearts goal being disallowed in stoppage time.

Hearts manager Craig Levein, meanwhile, says that “a punch” was aimed at his goalkeeper Zdenek Zlamal by a spectator as he went to retrieve the ball.

The whole game was a feisty encounter and it was no surprise to see things boil over.

These were not the only times that athletes or coaches have clashed with fans in recent history.

We’ve taken a look at some other infamous incidents.

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