Aaron Ramsdale is left incensed after a Tottenham fan appears to kick him at full-time of Arsenal’s 2-0 win at bitter rivals, sparking a mini-melee between both teams and staff – as tempers flare at the end of north London derby
- Aaron Ramsdale appeared to be kicked in the back after the north London derby
- The Gunners claimed all three points away from home – winning the fixture 2-0
- But, things got heated after the game when Ramsdale argued with Richarlison
- They were separated by a steward after he celebrated in front of the striker
- Ramsdale then went to pick up his water bottle and was kicked by a supporter
Chaos erupted on the pitch following Sunday’s north London derby as a Tottenham fan appeared to kicked Aaron Ramsdale in the back.
The Gunners claimed three points away from home – winning the game 2-0 thanks to an own goal by Hugo Lloris and an impressive strike from Martin Odegaard.
However, tempers boiled over after the final whistle – with Ramsdale seemingly at the centre of the mayhem.
Chaos erupted on the pitch following Sunday’s north London derby as a Tottenham fan appeared to kicked Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale
The Arsenal goalkeeper (right) was quick to celebrate after the final whistle and punched the air in front of Tottenham forward Richarlison (left)
The Arsenal goalkeeper was quick to celebrate after the final whistle and punched the air in front of Tottenham forward Richarlison.
Richarlison was furious with Ramsdale elaborate celebration and stormed over to tell him. The pair were seen going head-to-head before a steward separated them.
Ramsdale – who was reluctantly ushered away from the Tottenham striker – headed towards the goal to pick up his water bottle.
Richarlison was furious with Ramsdale elaborate celebration and stormed over to tell him
The pair were seen going head-to-head before a steward separated them (pictured above)
Ramsdale was bending down to pick up his bottle when a Tottenham supporter climbed onto the hoarding and kicked him in the back.
Ramsdale felt the contact and instantly turned around to confront the fan. However, his team-mates dragged him away.
The stewards were quick to react to the incident and swarmed around the fan to prevent him from lashing out further.
Speaking about the event after the game, Ramsdale said: ‘Spurs fans were giving me some crack second half, and I gave them some back.
Ramsdale bent down to pick up his water bottle after arguing with Richarlison and appeared to be kicked by at Tottenham supporter
Ramsdale’s team-mates jumped in to defend him before escorting the goalkeeper away
‘The few people I did give it to it was probably well greeted, in a sportsmanship way. But then a fan jumped over and gave me a little punch in the back.’
The goalkeeper added: ‘That’s what happened, and it’s a shame because it is just a game of football at the end of the day.’
Meanwhile, Eric Dier added: ‘I didn’t see it but obviously it is unacceptable and it shouldn’t have happened. There’s nothing more I can say.’
Speaking after the game, Ramsdale said it was a ‘shame’ the incident took place
Meanwhile, the PFA released the following statement: ‘Violence towards players is completely unacceptable. These types of incidents are happening far too often,
‘Players have a right to be safe in their place of work. When a player is attacked we expect the laws and regulations that are in place to protect them to be properly enforced.
‘As the players’ union we treat this as a priority issue. We will be continuing to work with the authorities to demand that players and staff are better protected in their place of work.’