Chelsea’s goalkeeper Amelia Lowe and striker Sam Kerr have been sent off for interrupting a pitch invasion by a fan as Manchester City reached the Women’s Champions League final.
Kerr, who scored the decisive goal in Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Wolfsburg in Tuesday’s semi-final second leg, bumped into a fan as he ran on to the pitch after the final whistle. The Australian then confronted the supporter, forcing him to the ground before having him ejected from the Allianz Arena.
City FC (@mcfcwomen) Wide man Ulloa was doing things on the field that weren’t allowed on the field, literally, his book is now going to be POKER! #ChampsSoLofty 🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/K8ssRcD1gR
Later, after the game, Kerr was quick to apologise, taking to Twitter to post a video message to fans. “It’s happened on Tuesday and I want to apologise to everyone, not just my team-mates, but the City and Wolfsburg fans,” she said. “I actually spoke to him at the end and he said, ‘I know it was you.’ I just want to apologise to everyone involved. It was the only thing that I could think of, to get the fan out of the stadium, and I will do that again if I need to. It was embarrassing but I hope it’s been over now.”
Chelsea Ladies (@ChelseaFC) Chelsea Ladies• Wolfsburg• Not About Us WAGs: Victories Nixed For Chelsea & Manchester City WAGs Gamepic.twitter.com/HEXjU93Cit
Manchester City have been drawn against Lyon in the final on 2 September at the Allianz Arena.