Ligue 2 goalkeeper sparks brawl by booting ball into crowd

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Fans of Ligue 2 club Brest poured onto their home pitch near the end of a 2-1 win over Nancy after goalkeeper Geoffrey Jourdren booted a ball into the crowd.

Camera phone video caught Jourdren, who appeared to be angry with opposing supporter chants, takes the match ball and punts it directly into the crowd. That was enough fuel to send the home supporters in a rage as they poured onto the field, with some engaging the players.

Jourdren was sent off for the incident, although he was only yellow-carded, but with it being his second yellow, the 31-year-old was given his marching orders.

When things eventually calmed down, Brest walked away with a 2-1 come-from-behind victory on Alexandre Coeff’s 83rd minute winner.

Jourdren, a former Ligue 1 champion with Montpellier in 2011, moved to Nancy this summer after his playing time at Montpellier dwindled the past two seasons. Nancy sits in 16th in the 20-team table after four matches, with three draws and no victories thus far.