Striker apologises for ‘Cantona-style’ kick on fan in Chilean league

• Argentinian forward jumps on to fence to confront fan in crowd
• Pol apologises but is held by police overnight and may face charges

A player from the Chilean top-flight side Audax Italiano has apologised after being arrested for climbing on to a fence and kicking a spectator following a match at the weekend.

Sebastian Pol, an Argentinian forward, was detained overnight by police after his team’s 4-1 defeat at Universidad Catolica on Saturday. TV pictures showed the 28-year-old climbing on to a fence surrounding the pitch at Catolica’s stadium and landing a kick on the supporter’s chest. The fan was knocked backwards but did not fall over.

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