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