Manchester Metropolis issued an apology for what the membership described as an assault on Aston Villa Robin Olsen Robin Olsen throughout a area invasion by Metropolis followers celebrating profitable the Premier League title on Sunday.
The incident occurred as Olsen tried to depart the sphere at Etihad Stadium because it grew to become lined in hundreds of Metropolis followers after the fulltime whistle of the 3-2 win over Villa.
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Footage on British broadcaster Sky Sports activities confirmed Olsen protecting his head as supporters swarmed round him as he was being escorted off the taking part in floor by a steward.
The Sweden goalkeeper then appeared to have interaction in a verbal confrontation with a fan earlier than being clipped by the arm of one other celebrating supporter. Bowing his head, Olsen was finally helped off the sphere by a second official.
Aston Villa supervisor Steven Gerrard had no information of Olsen’s situation within the information convention after the sport on the ultimate day of the season.
Metropolis mentioned it was opening an investigation and would problem an indefinite stadium ban to the fan accountable.
“Manchester Metropolis wish to sincerely apologize to Aston Villa goalkeeper Robin Olsen, who was assaulted after the ultimate whistle at right this moment’s match when followers entered the pitch,” the membership mentioned in an announcement.
The English Soccer Affiliation mentioned on Friday it was “very involved” a few collection of pitch invasions which have marred the top of the season.
Crystal Palace supervisor Patrick Vieira was concerned in an altercation with a fan at Everton on Friday, kicking out after being taunted. The FA mentioned it was reviewing its rules “to assist stamp this habits out.”
A Nottingham Forest fan was sentenced to 24 weeks in jail for coming into the sphere and assaulting Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp on the finish of a playoff sport on Tuesday within the second-tier Championship.
A area invader at Northampton shoved a Mansfield participant on Wednesday, and an evening later Swindon supervisor Ben Garner mentioned a few of his gamers had been subjected to bodily and verbal abuse on the finish of their match at Port Vale. Each video games had been within the fourth division.