Vlasic shouts at pesky pitch
Nikola Vlasic got quite irate at the Amex Stadium pitch during Sunday’s game at Brighton, appearing to shout at the ground after he slipped over.
The Everton midfielder mostly performed well during the 1-1 draw with the Seagulls, but produced the bizarre reaction in the 58th minute.
The hosts worked the ball really well around the top of the penalty box with Idrissa Gueye picking out the Croatian as he tried to make his way into the area.
However, as Vlasic went to shoot, he slipped on the surface and hacked at the ball, sending it flying well wide of the target.
He then started to get up and appeared to be remonstrating with the ground for what had happened – as if it was the pitch’s fault – before running back up the field as Brighton took the goal-kick.
Hit play on the video above to see the strange but amusing incident.