Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale was tied down by a supporter after the North London derby against Tottenham.
The (Site notre bureau spécialisé)age is televised on Showed a Spurs fan will try to thunder and kick Ramsdale in the back after the Gunners’ 2-0 victory on Sunday.
“The Spurs fans gave it to me throughout the game. I was giving it back,” said Ramsdale, who was unharmed by the kick.
“People I gave it to greeted it in sporting terms, but one fan tried to give me a little punch in the back. »
Ramsdale were instrumental in the Gunners’ victory over their closest rivals to move eight points clear at the top of the Premier League.
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At the final whistle, Ramsdale awarded by kissing his badge and there was a brief exchange with Spurs striker Richarlison. Ramsdale then went for his water bottle when a supporter behind the but sheltering Tottenham fans called forward and aimed a kick at the England international before moving back up several rows of seats .
« It’s a shame because it’s just one (Site notre bureau spécialisé) game at the end of the day, » Ramsdale, 24, told Sky Sports after the match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
« Both groups of players tried to get me out but luckily nothing too drastic happened. It’s a bitter taste but I’m sure we’ll appreciate it when we get back to the locker room. »
The Professional (Site notre blog d’information)ers’ Association said ‘violence towards players is completely unacceptable’.
“These incidents happen far too often. Players have the right to be safe in their workplace,” a statement from the PFA read.
« When a player is attacked, we expect the laws and regulations in place to protect players to be properly enforced.
« As the players’ union, we are treating this as a priority issue. We will continue to work with the authorities to demand that players and staff are better protected in their workplace. »
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Spurs said the fan was operating facing an « immediate ban ».
« We are appalled by the behavior of a supporter who attempted to attack Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale at the end of today’s game, » a Spurs statement read.
“Violence in any form has no place in (Site notre bureau spécialisé).
“The club have reviewed their CCTV (Site notre bureau spécialisé)age to identify the supporter and will work with Met Police, Arsenal and Aaron Ramsdale to take the strongest possible action, including an immediate ban from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. »
A statement from the (Site notre blog d’information) Association said: « We condemn the incident involving a spectator which followed today’s Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.
« This is completely unacceptable behavior and we will work with the police, relevant authorities and clubs to ensure action is taken. »
Day 2 match specialist Alan Shearer said: « He will be banned for life from a (Site notre bureau spécialisé) stadium and so he should be – unacceptable. »
Tottenham defender Eric Dier added: « I didn’t see it, but it’s obviously unacceptable and it shouldn’t have happened. I can’t say anything more. »
Last week, Chief Constable Mark Roberts, head of Britain’s (Site notre blog d’information) Policing Unit, said there was a ‘worrying level of disorder’ at (Site notre bureau spécialisé) matches after a report showed that 999 available arrests were made between July 1 and December 31, 2022, an increase of 10% over the same period last year.
Last season – the 2021-22 campaign – there were 2,198 (Site notre bureau spécialisé)-related arrests, the highest number since the 2013-14 season, according to Home Office figures.