Vincent Kompany yells at Anderlecht fan as firecracker thrown at Simon Mignolet

The former Manchester City captain was furious with the Anderlecht supporters after one exploded neat Mignolet during their loss to Club Brugge


Posted Tuesday, January 21, 2020 by Dailystar.co.uk

Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany was left fuming when a firecracker was thrown on the pitch by Anderlecht fans, nearly hitting Simon Mignolet.

The Belgian is back at the club he grew up with as player-manager, having spent 11 years with the Premier League champions.

But his return has not been sweet, with Anderlecht sitting mid-table in the Belgian Pro League.

Kompany’s team made it one win in their last seven league games with a 2-1 loss to Club Brugge.

And footage has emerged of the 33-year-old having to deal with a frightening situation.

In the clip, there are only a couple of minutes left of the game at Lotto Park.

Mignolet is preparing to take a goal kick when a firecracker drops onto the pitch.

The smoke is billowing towards him before it suddenly pops.

And the shot-stopper is in shock as he walks away from the debris.

But Kompany comes storming towards it, yelling at the supporters.

Vincent Kompany yells at Anderlecht fan as firecracker thrown at Simon Mignolet
Vincent Kompany fumed at Anderlecht fans after throwing a firecracker on the pitch near Simon Mignolet

The 33-year-old wags his finger furiously at one fan as he tells them to stop throwing firecrackers and booing.

Anderlecht’s player-manager then passionately hits the badge before running back to finish the game.

This footage has been viewed more than 200,000 times since it was published on Twitter.

Kompany is coming under pressure for his side’s performance in the Belgian Pro League this season.

Vincent Kompany yells at Anderlecht fan as firecracker thrown at Simon Mignolet
The firecracker was thrown at the end of a 2-1 loss to Club Brugge, leaving Mignolet shocked

Vincent Kompany yells at Anderlecht fan as firecracker thrown at Simon Mignolet
And player-manager Kompany took matters into his own hands

He brought the experience of winning four Premier League titles and a first-ever domestic treble with City.

The Belgian made 360 appearances in blue, scoring a stunning goal on his last appearance at the Etihad Stadium last May against Leicester.

And the 33-year-old has left a big hole in Pep Guardiola’s side, who sit 16 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.

But they are reportedly prepared to poach Bruno Fernandes from Manchester United’s grasp by matching Sporting Lisbon’s valuation.

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