Tottenham vow to ban supporter who kicked Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale following north London derby
Posted by  badge Boss on Jan 16
Ramsdale was dragged away by his manager and teammates (Picture: Getty)

Tottenham have vowed to ban the supporter who aimed a kick at Arsenal goalkeeper following Sunday’s north derby.

Arsenal eased to a 2-0 win over their arch-rivals to extend their lead at the summit of the Premier League to eight points on Sunday.

There were chaotic scenes after the final whistle however when Ramsdale was targeted by a fan who made his way down from the stands and appeared to kick the goalkeeper. Ramsdale was eventually dragged away by manager Mikel Arteta to celebrate with Arsenal fans at the other end of the pitch.

Tottenham have condemned the actions and promised to take ‘the strongest action possible’ against the supporter.

A statement from the club read: ‘We are appalled by the behaviour of a supporter that attempted to attack Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale at the end of today’s match. Violence in any form has no place in football.

‘The Club has reviewed its CCTV footage to identify the supporter and will be working with the Met Police, Arsenal and Aaron Ramsdale to take the strongest possible action, including an immediate ban from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.’

A statement from the FA meanwhile read: ‘We strongly condemn the incident involving a spectator followed today’s Premier League fixture between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.

Arsenal sealed an dominant win away from home (Picture: Getty)

‘This is wholly unacceptable behaviour and we will work together with the police, the relevant authorities and the clubs to ensure the appropriate action is taken.’

Ramsdale kissed Arsenal badge on his shirt before approaching the advertising boards to pick up his water battle where the incident took place.

The England international turned in a man of the match performance to help the Gunners seal the huge victory and insisted he and his teammates would have the last laugh back in the dressing room.

‘The Spurs fans were giving me some stick in the second half so I was giving them some back,’ Ramsdale told Sky Sports.

‘The few people that I did do it to, it was probably well greeted, sportsmanship-like. Then a fan tried to jump over and give me a little punch in the back. That’s what happened and it’s a shame because it is just a game of football at the end of the day.

He continued: ‘I think both sets of players tried to bring me away. Thankfully nothing happened too drastically but it is a sour taste but I am sure we will enjoy it when we go back in the dressing room.’


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