The Football Association (FA) has strongly condemned the kicking of Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale by a spectator throughout his aspect’s 2-0 victory over Tottenham.
The man jumped on to promoting hoardings behind the Arsenal aim after the north London derby and appeared to purpose a kick at Ramsdale’s again in an incident caught on digital camera in Sky Sports’ protection of the sport.
The FA mentioned: “We strongly condemn the incident involving a spectator that followed today’s Premier League fixture between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.
“This is wholly unacceptable behaviour and we’ll work along with the police, the related authorities and the golf equipment to make sure the suitable motion is taken.”
‘Immediate’ stadium ban
Spurs mentioned the CCTV footage was being reviewed to determine the supporter and that they’d take the “strongest possible action”, together with an “immediate” stadium ban.
“We are appalled by the behaviour of a supporter that attempted to attack Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale at the end of today’s match,” a membership assertion learn.
“Violence in any form has no place in football.”
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The Metropolitan Police mentioned officers obtained a report of an assault on an Arsenal participant after the top of the match.
“Enquiries are ongoing,” the power mentioned in a press release. “There has been no arrest.”
‘It’s a bitter style’
Talking to Sky Sports after the sport, Ramsdale mentioned: “The Spurs fans were giving me some throughout the second half, I gave them some back, which to the few people I did do it to, was probably well-greeted, sportsmanship-like.
“Then a fan tried to leap over and provides me just a little punch on the again. That’s what occurred and it is a disgrace as a result of it is only a recreation of soccer on the finish of the day.
“I think both sets of players tried to bring me away. Thankfully nothing actually happened too drastic. It’s a sour taste, but I’m sure we’ll enjoy it when we go back in the dressing room.”
Tottenham defender Eric Dier, who was suspended for 4 matches in 2020 for confronting an abusive spectator within the crowd, mentioned the newest incident was “unacceptable”.
He informed Sky Sports: “I didn’t see it, but obviously it’s just unacceptable really. There’s nothing more I can say other than it’s unacceptable and it shouldn’t have happened.”
‘No place in soccer’
A Premier League assertion learn: “The Premier League condemns the behaviour of a fan at the conclusion of the Tottenham Hotspur FC and Arsenal FC match this evening.
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“There isn’t any place in soccer for acts of violence, and beneath no circumstance ought to gamers be attacked or worry for his or her security at video games.
“The League will support the clubs and relevant authorities in taking the strongest possible action against the individual responsible.”