Things got heated during Arsenal’s 3-1 victory over Manchester United on Sunday, prompting a police investigation.
Footage circulating on social media has depicted a confrontation involving Sky Sports pundits Micah Richards and Roy Keane and an unidentified individual.
Roy Keane, the former Manchester United captain, is reportedly the alleged victim of the assault.
Sky Sports swiftly responded to the incident, stating that Micah Richards was “acting to defuse a situation.”
Richards, the former Manchester City and England defender, aged 35, and Keane, aged 52 and a former Republic of Ireland international, were part of Sky Sports’ coverage team for the Premier League fixture.
A spokesperson for Sky Sports said, “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.”
The Metropolitan police confirmed in a statement, “Police are investigating following an assault that is alleged to have occurred at the Emirates Stadium during an Arsenal vs. Manchester United match on Sunday, September 3. There have been no arrests, and enquiries are ongoing.”
Arsenal also issued a statement acknowledging the incident: “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.”
As the investigation unfolds, the football community awaits further developments in this unexpected turn of events at the Emirates Stadium.