video making rounds has witnessed a fan kicking Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron
Ramsdale during the Northern Derby clash against Tottenham Hotspur in the
Premier League 2023 on Sunday.
It all happened after Aaron celebrated Arsenal’s 2-0 victory in front of the stand behind his goal at full-time. He was involved in a physical altercation with Spurs’ Brazilian forward Richarlison.
Soon, the security officials came forward to avoid the exchange, while the goalkeeper was on his way to pick up his water bottle. However, a Tottenham fan climbed the pitchside advertising boards and kicked Aaron.
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During an interaction with Sky Sports, Aaron reckoned that he and Spurs fans were involved in banter throughout the game. He reckoned that many of them were decent enough, but thinks one of them kicking him was a bit of a sour taste.
“The Spurs fans gave me some throughout the game,” Aaron told Sky Sports. “I was giving some back. The people I did give it to greeted it in sportsmanlike terms but one fan tried to give me a little punch on the back.
“It is a shame as it is just a game of football at the end of the day. Both sets of players tried to bring me away but thankfully nothing too drastic happened. It is a sour taste but I’m sure we will enjoy it when we go back into the dressing room.”
Meanwhile, the Spurs were appalled by the behaviour of the fan, and ensured that strict action will be taken against the fan. They also gave an indication of banning the entry of the fan from the stadium.
"The club has reviewed its CCTV footage to identify the supporter and will be working with the Met Police, Arsenal and Aaron Ramsdale to take the strongest possible action, including an immediate ban from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium."