Police investigate after Roy Keane ‘headbutted’ following Arsenal win over Manchester United

Keane was allegededly involved in a confrontation with a fan

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The Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation into an alleged assault involving Roy Keane during Manchester United’s defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates.

Keane, who was working for Sky Sports on the day, was allegedly headbutted by a fan after an altercation during the game on Sunday afternoon.

A clip has since emerged on social media, in which Roy Keane and fellow Sky Sports pundit Micah Richards can be seen confronting a man. It is unconfirmed at what point during the game the incident took place.

The clip does not appear to show the alleged incident taking place but it does show Richards holding the shirt of a man and confronting the individual. Keane appears in the background of the short clip talking with the man and Richards. The pair were working the game alongside former Arsenal forward Theo Walcott

In a statement, the Met Police said: “Police are investigating following an assault that is alleged to have occurred at the Emirates Stadium during an Arsenal v Manchester United match on Sunday, 3 September.


“There have been no arrests. Enquiries are ongoing.”

Sky Sports have confirmed on their website that the former United captain and City right-back have given statements to the police. In a statement, a spokesperson for the company said: “We understand the police are investigating an alleged assault by a member of the public immediately preceding the footage circulating on social media.

“In the footage seen, Micah Richards was acting to diffuse a situation.”

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