Aaron Ramsdale, the goalkeeper for Arsenal, was kicked by a Spurs supporter just after the final whistle on Sunday after the team had defeated Tottenham by a score of 2-0 in the North London Derby. A little altercation between the 24-year-old goalie and Brazilian attacker Richarlison escalated when Ramsdale was kicked by a spectator while attempting to retrieve his water bottle behind the net. The fan returned to the stands, sparking a fight that included additional players.
Afterward, Ramsdale commented on the altercation with the fan, who will probably face punishment from the club in the near future.
“All throughout the game, the Spurs supporters gave me some. I was returning the favor “He spoke to Sky Sports.
“The folks I did give it to received it in a sportsmanlike manner, although one fan attempted to punch me in the back. It is unfortunate because, in the end of the day, it is only a football game. Fortunately, nothing too serious occurred despite both groups of players trying to remove me. Although it has a bitter flavor, we will likely love it after we return to the dressing room.”
Mikel Arteta, the head coach of Arsenal, also offered his thoughts on the incident to Sky Sports “All I witnessed was a great football game. Aaron made some outstanding stops. He’s definitely emanating a distinctive presence. A lot of credit goes to him for what he accomplished today. We’ll take care of the situation. Aaron’s well.”
Antonio Conte, the manager of Tottenham, stated that he “didn’t like” what transpired with the goalie.
“This is bad. I say again, respect must always be shown in all circumstances “said he.
Following the incident, the Professional Footballers’ Association quickly released a statement denouncing what happened.
Violence directed at players is totally unacceptable, they declared. “There are far too many occurrences of this nature. Players have a right to feel secure in their working environment. We anticipate that when a player is attacked, the rules and laws put in place to protect them will be correctly upheld. We, the players’ union, view this as a top priority. We will keep collaborating with the authorities to demand that employees and gamers have better protection at work.”
Hugo Lloris’ own goal and Martin Odegaard’s goal in the first half were both enough for Arsenal to win, moving them eight points ahead of second-place Manchester City in the Premier League. Arsenal was able to do this by capitalizing on Manchester City’s Saturday loss to Manchester United. Conversely, Tottenham are still having trouble and are currently in fifth position, five points behind fourth place and one game behind Manchester United.