Man, 35, charged with assault after Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale kicked by Spurs fan

A MAN has been charged with kicking Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale after a Spurs match.

Joseph Watts, 35, from Hackney, is facing assault charges over an incident at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday.

A man, 35, has been charged with kicking Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale

Sky SportsShocking footage later emerged appearing to show the Spurs fan escape through the crowd[/caption]

Sky SportsHis face could be seen after he took off his scarf[/caption]

He is accused of assault by beating, going onto an area adjacent to playing area and throwing a missile onto a football playing area.

Both are contrary to the Football (Offences) Act 1991.

He is due to appear at Highbury Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 17 February.

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club assisted The Met’s Football Investigations Team during their investigation.

Ramsdale was allegedly kicked by a Spurs fan when he went to get his gloves and bottle.

When picking up his bottle, a Tottenham fan jumped onto the advertising board and allegedly booted Ramsdale in the back.

Shocking footage later emerged appearing to show the Spurs fan escape through the crowd after kicking Ramsdale.

The English shot-stopper made seven saves during the match – a record which he has only bettered in one Premier League game.

He made two extraordinary saves in particular, from Ryan Sessegnon and Heung Min-Son, as well as a few from Harry Kane.

Tottenham said in a statement: “We are appalled by the behaviour of a supporter that attempted to attack Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale at the end of today’s match. Violence in any form has no place in football.”

A Football Association statement read: “We strongly condemn the incident involving a spectator that followed today’s Premier League fixture between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.

“This is wholly unacceptable behaviour and we will work together with the police, the relevant authorities and the clubs to ensure the appropriate action is taken.”

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