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VIDEO: Little Fan Lays the Smackdown on Costa Rica Boss Paulo Wanchope

VIDEO: Little Fan Lays the Smackdown on Costa Rica Boss Paulo Wanchope

Paulo Wanchope has had a night to forget after getting into a fight with a fan at a Costa Rica under-23 match – and ending up with a bit of a beatdown.

The national team boss was in attendance as the youth side played against Panama in a CONCACAF qualifying match for the 2016 Olympics.

But despite the team being halfway towards battling out a hard-fought 0-0 draw, Wanchope appeared furious on the sidelines at half-time and then became involved in the fight.

The altercation was caught on camera as the former Manchester City, West Ham and Derby striker tried to get beyond the barriers of the stand before being initially pushed by the fan.

The shove from the little man forces Wanchope to almost knock a ball boy over, but he recovers to hit back – and ends up taking a bit of a beating before others rush in to separate them:

Despite being almost twice the size of the fan, Wanchope walks away from this looking bad in every way.

It’s his aggression to get on to the pitch which angers the fan and he retaliates to a push rather than getting security to deal with it.

And it casts doubt over his future as the Costa Rica manager, just weeks after Mexico boss Miguel Herrera was sacked for allegedly punching a reporter.

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