Footage Emerges of Confrontation at Emirates Stadium
A 42-year-old man has been arrested following an alleged headbutt on former Manchester United captain Roy Keane during the Arsenal and Manchester United game. The incident took place inside the Emirates Stadium and was captured on footage that emerged on Sunday.
Confrontation Between Fan and Keane Was Caught on Camera
The video footage shows Sky Sports colleague Micah Richards pinning a fan against a wall during the confrontation. Keane was near the scene when the incident unfolded. The pair were waiting for a lift in the West Stand when the altercation occurred.
Investigation Underway by Metropolitan Police
The Metropolitan Police stated that they are investigating the incident, which occurred on September 3rd. A 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and has been taken into police custody. The investigation is ongoing.
Keane and Richards Left Shaken by the Confrontation
Roy Keane and Micah Richards were reportedly shaken by the incident. Sky Sports, where they work as pundits, is also said to be increasing their security measures in the future.
Altercation Occurred While Waiting for a Lift
Keane and Richards had finished their coverage in the studio and were waiting for a lift at the top of the West Stand. They were heading down to the pitchside to share their post-match thoughts when the confrontation broke out.
Witness Describes Richards' Actions as Protective
A witness described Micah Richards as acting like a bodyguard for Keane during the incident. Keane reportedly asked nearby staff to call the police. Eventually, they were escorted down to the pitch where they continued their broadcast.
Keane and Richards Continue Broadcast Despite Incident
Despite the altercation, Keane and Richards carried on with their broadcast alongside ex-Arsenal winger Theo Walcott and presenter Dave Jones. They gave their thoughts on the game as part of Sky Sports' Super Sunday coverage.
Arsenal Cooperating with Authorities
Arsenal Football Club is fully cooperating with the investigation being conducted by the Metropolitan Police. The club confirmed that they are aware of the incident and are assisting with the enquiries.
Final Score: Arsenal 3-1 Manchester United
In the game itself, Arsenal emerged as 3-1 winners. Injury time strikes from new signing Rice and substitute Gabriel Jesus secured the victory. Marcus Rashford had earlier given United the lead, which was canceled out by Martin Odegaard less than a minute later.