Man charged with assault after goalkeeper attack
The hooligan who attacked former England goalkeeper Chris
Kirkland during a pitch invasion in a second-tier League
Championship match has been charged with assault by police.
A 21-year-old man, who has also been charged with entering the
field of play, was arrested Sunday – two days after he shoved
Kirkland in the face and to the ground amid violent scenes during
Sheffield Wednesday’s match against Leeds at Hillsborough.
The man, who was not identified, will appear at Sheffield
Magistrates’ Court later Monday.
The Football Association said Saturday an investigation has been
launched into the crowd trouble at the game, which also saw bottles
being thrown onto the pitch and offensive chanting from both sets