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VIDEO: Man City’s incoming star Gabriel Jesus tackled by pitch invader

Palmeiras v Chapecoense - Brasileirao Series A 2016

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 27: Gabriel Jesus of Palmeiras fights for the ball with Filipe Machado of Chapecoense during the match between Palmeiras and Chapecoense for the Brazilian Series A 2016 at Allianz Parque on November 27, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)

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Yeah, so Gabriel Jesus probably won’t be playing in another game anytime soon.

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Footage has emerged of Gabriel playing in a charity match in Brazil where a random fan ran on to the pitch and violently tackled him from behind.

Gabriel needed treatment on the pitch during the game between Amigos do Jackson and Amigos do Valdiva.

Hmm. Not sure this will go down too well with City’s hierarchy...

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The 19-year-old forward signed for Manchester City in August for $35 million and will officially link up with Pep Guardiola’s side in January as he heads to the Premier League.

One of the stars of Brazil’s gold medal success at the Rio 2016 Olympics, Gabriel has been playing in Brazil’s Serie A for Palmeiras where he’s scored 21 goals in 46 appearances in 2016.

Below is footage of the incident which sparked concern.


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