VIDEO: Former Arsenal Player Attacks Fan Of His Own Team

By on October 21, 2013

A bit of a strange video for you today with footage emerging from Argentina that shows former Arsenal defender Nelson Vivas attacking a fan.

Vivas made 69 appearances for us between 1998 and 2001 and was largely a squad player before leaving north London for Inter Milan.

He hung up his boots in 2005 and is now manager of Quilmes in the Argentinean Premera Division and his team are having a poor season so far, hovering just above the relegation zone in 16th position.

On Friday they drew 1-1 with Atletico Rafaela – which was by no means a bad result considering the opposition are 5th – but one fan decided to have a word with Vivas after the game and was subsequently punched in the head by the manager before police dragged him away!

The fan claims he was simply telling Vivas that the referee was against their team, but it seems the former Gunner got the wrong end of the stick and is now almost certain to lose his job.

‘Vivas treated me like ***t. I shouted at him,”They’re robbing us”, as in the referees.

‘All of the fans are banking on Vivas, I never thought I could get involved in something like that. I’m not going to press charges, I don’t need his apologies. He had the bad luck to be filmed.’ [source: Metro]

Here’s the footage of the incident: