Witnesses reveal Roy Keane’s words as Micah Richards restrained attacker after ‘headbutt’ by fan at Arsenal match | The Sun

WITNESSES have revealed Roy Keane's words as Micah Richards restrained an alleged attacker at the Emirates Stadium.

The Manchester United legend, 52, was allegedly headbutted by a fan during the closing moments of Arsenal's win over the Red Devils.

His Sky Sports colleague Richards stepped in and was seen pinning a man against the wall.

The altercation took place in the West Stand as Keane and Richards attempted to make their way pitchside as part of Sky's Super Sunday coverage of the game.

A witness has revealed Keane called on nearby staff to call police as the incident took place.

They told Express Sport: "The fan seemingly tried to headbutt Roy Keane. I then saw a mark between his eyebrows.

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"Micah Richards stepped in and pushed the fan back against the door. I heard the altercation and I was shocked to see the individuals involved.

"Richards was very forceful at keeping the fan from attacking Keane and neither their security nor the door security could split the two apart. Keane was asking nearby staff to call the police."

Sky and stadium security subsequently escorted the pundits pitchside.

Neither referenced the incident as they spoke about the game alongside ex-Arsenal star Theo Walcott and presenter Dave Jones.

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But Keane and Richards were left shaken following the incident, Sun Sport understands.

Sky is also now beefing up its security following the incident.

The fan, meanwhile, is understood to have escaped in a crowd and Arsenal are working with police to comb CCTV footage in a bid to find him.

Arsenal are cooperating with authorities with the investigation underway.

A club spokesperson added: "We are aware of an incident that took place during our match against Manchester United on Sunday.

"The Metropolitan Police is conducting an investigation into the matter and we are fully cooperating with their enquiries."

A spokesperson for Sky Sports added: "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 defuse a situation."

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Keane and Richards played for fierce rivals on the pitch, but have former an unlikely bond since the ex-City defender joined the Sky Sports punditry team.

They regularly work on Sky's Super Sunday programme and will likely be back on TV screens together after the international break on September 17.

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