Police arrest man after goalkeeper attack

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.