Police arrest man after goalkeeper attack

Associated Press Published: October 21, 2012
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GLOUCESTER, England (AP) — Police have arrested a man on suspicion of assaulting former England goalkeeper Chris Kirkland amid a pitch invasion during a second-tier League Championship match.

Kirkland, who plays for Sheffield Wednesday, was shoved in the face and to the ground by one of many Leeds supporters running amok on the field after their team equalized in Friday's Yorkshire derby match at Hillsborough.

Gloucestershire Police say Sunday a 21-year-old man is in custody and the subject of an investigation being led by a police force in Yorkshire.

The man has been named on social media sites.

The Football Association said Saturday an investigation has been launched into the crowd trouble at the game, which also saw bottles being thrown on to the pitch and offensive chanting from both sets of fans.


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