Tehran Times - Tractor Sazi fan ran unchallenged onto the pitch and punched the team’s captain Masoud Shojaei on Friday.
Tractor Sazi suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Paykan in Iran Professional League and almost missed the chance of winning the title for the first time and the fans who attended the match in Tabriz’s Yadegar-e Emam Stadium, protested the players for their lackluster performance.
At the end of the match, Tractor Sazi and Iran captain Shojaei was punched in the face by a fan who ran onto the pitch.
A video of the incident has gone viral on social media.
Some fans broke out onto the pitch to invade the players but they were arrested by the policemen.
Several Tractor Sazi fans were reportedly taken to hospital after suffering heart attack after their team lost the match.