Frank Lampard confirms police investigating Everton striker Richarlison after Chelsea incident

Richarlison threw a flare into the Goodison Park crowd after scoring for Everton against Chelsea.

Frank Lampard has confirmed that Merseyside Police is investigating Richarlison following last week’s incident in the 1-0 victory over Chelsea.

The Brazil striker picked up a flare that had entered the pitch after netting the Toffees’ match-winner just minutes into the second half - and threw it into the Gwladys Street End of Goodison Park.

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The FA have reportedly paused an investigation while the police look into the matter.

However, Lampard admitted he couldn’t talk about the incident any further.

The Everton boss said: “It’s another one I can’t go into. It’s being looked into by the police at the moment.

“We as a club are doing everything we can to communicate with them as well as we can. That takes that time.”

In a statement earlier this week, Merseyside Police said: “We are aware of an incident involving a flare which took place during a goal celebration at the Everton vs Chelsea Premier League fixture on Sunday 1 May at Goodison Park.

“An investigation is underway.”

Lampard has been charged by the FA for comments he made after Everton’s 2-0 loss to Liverpool in the Merseyside derby.

He was angry Anthony Gordon was not awarded a penalty when he went down in the box under pressure from Reds defender Joel Matip.

Lampard claimed that Mo Salah would have got a spot-kick had it been for Liverpool.

Lampard has appealed the charge and also could not go into the incident.