A 35-year-old man has been charged with assaulting Aaron Ramsdale after the Arsenal goalkeeper was kicked on the finish of their north London derby win over Tottenham.
Joseph Watts of Hackney is because of seem at Highbury Magistrates’ Court docket on February 17 after being arrested yesterday over the assault on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday.
Tottenham have been working with the Metropolitan Police’s soccer investigations crew to establish the supporter, who clambered in the direction of the pitch to kick Ramsdale.
After the sport, Tottenham mentioned they might work ‘to take the strongest potential motion, together with a right away ban from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium’.
Watts is just not in custody however a Metropolitan Police assertion confirmed he had been charged with assault by beating, happening to an space adjoining to a taking part in space and throwing a missile on to a soccer taking part in space, each opposite to the Soccer (Offences) Act 1991.
Goalkeeper Ramsdale was met by a fan as he went to gather his bottle from behind the purpose. The supporter lashed out and appeared to make contact with the England worldwide, who admitted after the match that the incident left a ‘bitter style’ following his Man of the Match show.
An announcement from the Metropolitan police learn: ‘A person has been charged with assaulting an Arsenal participant after a match on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday, 15 January.
‘Joseph Watts, 35 (23.06.87) of Hackney was charged on Tuesday, 17 January with assault by beating, going onto an space adjoining to taking part in space and throwing a missile onto a soccer taking part in space, each opposite to the Soccer (Offences) Act 1991.
‘He is because of seem at Highbury Magistrates’ Court docket on Friday, 20 February.
‘The Met’s Soccer Investigations Staff have been assisted of their enquiries by Tottenham Hotspur Soccer Membership.’
The FA strongly condemned the incident after the north London derby, insisting the behaviour was ‘wholly unacceptable’.
The governing physique mentioned: ‘We strongly condemn the incident involving a spectator that adopted at the moment’s Premier League fixture between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.
‘That is wholly unacceptable behaviour and we’ll work along with the police, the related authorities and the golf equipment to make sure the suitable motion is taken.’