Liverpool Stars Celebrate With Fan As Darwin Nunez and Ibrahima Konate Go Viral for Beanie Incident

Liverpool Stars Celebrate With Fan As Darwin Nunez and Ibrahima Konate Go Viral for Beanie Incident

Byron Pillay
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Liverpool beat Arsenal to book their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup
  • One supporter ran onto the field to celebrate a goal with the Liverpool players
  • Darwin Nunez and Ibrahima Konate are going viral for their enthusiastic celebration

Football fans love to celebrate with players when they score a goal, but sometimes it is not the best idea.

One Liverpool fan found that out the hard way when he ran onto the field to celebrate with the team.

Liverpool's players celebrating a goal against Arsenall.
One Liverpool fan had his beanie stolen during wild celebrations with Liverpool fans during the FA Cup game against Arsenal. Image: Julian Finney.
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Liverpool had just scored to take the lead against Arsenal in the FA Cup when the players ran toward the corner to celebrate.

A few fans jumped over the barricade and ran to embrace the team, but it didn’t turn out the way they expected.

What happened to the fan?

Darwin Nunez and Ibrahima Konate, who were in the pile of players, celebrated a bit too passionately with the fan, repeatedly whacking him on the top of the head.

Konate was then spotted grabbing the man’s beanie off his head before he launched it back into the stands.

The moment has since gone viral, and fans can’t get over the hilarious incident.

Liverpool went on to win the game 2-0 as Luis Diaz scored in the last minute of the game, but fans couldn't get over the celebration for the first goal.

Here is what fans had to say on social media:


“Darwin Nunez and Konate absolutely smacking the Liverpool fan with the hat 🤣”


“Yoooooo, why’d Konate throw that guy’s hat like that?😭😭 #lfc”


“Darwin Nunez and Konate slapped the sh*t out of this Liverpool fan and threw his hat away 😂😂😂.


“Konate robbing a pitch invader's hat is just excellent stuff. #EmiratesFACup”


“You know that Liverpool fan will never forget that celebration with Nunez and Konate🤣.”

Nunez produces miss-of-the-season contender

In a related publication, Sports Brief earlier reported on Darwin Nunez rolling back his first-season struggles in England after he produced a miss-the-season contender.

In the second half, with the Reds leading 3-1, Nunez was sent through on goal. He beautifully left a defender on the floor before rounding off the goalkeeper.

But with the empty goal glaring at him, the former Benfica attacker hit the goalpost before falling to the turf, hands on his head.

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Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.