Vincent Kompany berated his own fans for letting off a flare which exploded next to former Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.
The Belgium shot-stopper, who now plays for Club Brugge, was visibly disturbed and flinched as the pyrotechnical device exploded in his six yard box as he prepared to take a goal kick in front of Anderlecht supporters.
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Vincent Kompany berated the Anderlecht fans for throwing a flare
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The device exploded next to the former Liverpool keeper a he prepared to take a goal kick
Mignolet was seen covering his eyes and immediately vacated the 18-yard box.
But Kompany was less than impressed with the home supporters and ran over to confront them in defence of Mignolet.
Consoling the former Liverpool goalkeeper, Kompany then went over to find a resolution and even urged the Anderlecht fans to support his compatriot.
Anderlecht ended up losing the game 2-1 at home, despite taking the lead through Antoine Colassin.
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The 33-year-old comforted Mignolet and urged the home fans to support him
Hans Vanaken grabbed a brace for the visitors including a winner 10 minutes from time.
Kompany left Manchester City to become a player-manager at Anderlecht but relinquished coaching duties after their worst start to a campaign for 21 years.
The 33-year-old’s side, who are historically the most successful team in the competition, currently sit ninth in the table.