Darnell Fisher has gone viral for the wrong reasons in the last 24 hours after an incident involving Sheffield Wednesday’s Callum Paterson.
During the second half of North End’s 1-0 win at Deepdale, Fisher and Paterson came into contact during a corner for the Owls.
And from the video evidence that has circulated online, Fisher made very unnecessary contact with the Scottish international, grabbing his privates not once, but twice.
It’s a very ‘Sunday league’ distraction tactic and unluckily for Fisher there were cameras all over the stadium that picked up his misdemeanour.
The most circulated clip of the incident has been viewed over 1.7million times and will most likely catch the attention of the Football Association, who may have to severely punish Fisher.
Some fans have called for the right back to be banned for his actions, whilst others think it should be laughed off as Paterson didn’t seemingly have any real complaints over the incident.
However, Preston midfielder and Ireland international Alan Browne – who didn’t play yesterday as he is self-isolating due to a positive COVID-19 test – has weighed-in on the matter via Twitter with just one word.
— Alan Browne (@Alan__Browne) November 22, 2020
So Browne clearly thinks Fisher hasn’t done anything wrong, and if Browne is backing his team-mate publicly, then Fisher will probably have the private support of the dressing room as well.
It will be interesting to see if Paterson himself comes out and gives his side of the story, as his is now seemingly the one that matters the most in this tale.
We do know one thing though – it’s impossible for the FA not to look at this incident now because of the sheer traction it has gained from newspapers and people on social media sharing the clip.
If this was a game with no cameras we may have never heard of this taking place, but unfortunately for Fisher he could be serving a considerable time on the sidelines.