Micah Richards speaks for first time after man is arrested for Roy Keane 'headbutt'
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Micah Richards has spoken out for the first time after a man was arrested for allegedly headbutting Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane.
Former Premier League players Keane and Richards were covering Manchester United versus Arsenal for Sky yesterday (3 September).
However, after the match, there appeared to have been an incident at the Emirates stadium in London.
In the very short clip, Keane, who was stood beside Richards, was also seen speaking to the individual.
Keane and Richards had also been joined by Gary Neville, Theo Walcott, and presenter David Jones to cover the match - although the others don't appear in the clip.
It's unclear what happened after the tense clip ended, but Sky released a statement after it surfaced online.
The broadcaster defended Richards and claimed that he had tried to calm the situation.
A spokesperson told press: “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.”
A statement from them read: "Police are investigating an incident at Emirates Stadium on Sunday, 3 September, during which a man was assaulted.
“On Monday, 4 September, a 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault (ABH). The man has been taken into police custody.
“Enquiries are ongoing,” they added whilst also appealing for witnesses.
Now, Richards has spoken out for the first time following the incident at the football yesterday.
Speaking on The Rest Is Football podcast with Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer, the former Manchester footballer said: "Gary, I'm not allowed to talk about it. But when I'm allowed to talk about it, The Rest is Football will get it first."
As is typically the case with the trio on Match of the Day, Shearer poked fun at Richards with a pretty funny remark.
Quickly jumping in, Shearer quipped: "I think the common opinion is 'don't f*** with big Mics'."
Making even more light of the situation, the trio sang the Rocky theme during the opening minute of the podcast.
Lineker added: "In case those of you are unaware, there was an incident at Arsenal yesterday where allegedly Roy Keane was headbutted by someone and a certain Micah Richards stepped in.
"We'll get the full story at some point. It is something we shouldn't trivialise, either, really, because obviously that is a serious thing if fans start attacking people.
"We will wait until the police investigation is done until before we cover that story even more."