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Police investigate alleged assault on Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane

Police investigate alleged assault on Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane

The Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation into the alleged assault on Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane.

The Irish football pundit was delivering his latest commentary on Arsenal’s match against Manchester United on Sunday (03.09.23) from Emirates Stadium, when he and fellow pundit Michah Richards got into an argument with a fan.

During the confrontation a member of the public allegedly head-butted the former Premier League star which left a bloodied mess on the floor.

Keane was part of Sky Sports’ coverage of the match - which the Gunners won 3-1 thanks to two goals in injury time.

Footage shows Richards grabbing a man’s shirt as he tries to diffuse the situation.

The Met Police have released the following statement: "Police are investigating following an assault that is alleged to have occurred at the Emirates Stadium during an Arsenal vs Manchester United match on Sunday, 3 September.

"There have been no arrests. Enquiries are ongoing. Any witnesses or those with information are asked to call 101 ref CAD 6961/3 Sept."

An eyewitness told Express Sport: "The incident occurred shortly before the 90th-minute mark in the Highbury Bar for platinum members.

"The fan seemingly tried to head-butt Roy Keane. I then saw a mark between his eyebrows. Micah Richards stepped in and pushed the fan back against the door. I heard the altercation and I was shocked to see the individuals involved.

"Richards was very forceful at keeping the fan from attacking Keane and neither their security nor the door security could split the two apart. Keane was asking nearby staff to call the police.

"Additional security was called in and Richards and Keane followed until the fan was escorted downstairs via the escalator out of the building.

"Presumably, Keane and Richards then returned to their Sky Sports duties via the exit that they came in through next to where the video is shown.

"Afterwards, we noticed a small amount of blood on the floor on the route where the fan was led out. Seems like Micah Richards was acting as Roy Keane's bodyguard."

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