Man arrested after alleged headbutt on Roy Keane during confrontation with Sky Sports pundits
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A man has been arrested after allegedly headbutting sports presenter Roy Keane.
The 42-year-old is accused of assaulting the Sky Sports pundit after Arsenal’s match against Manchester United yesterday (3 September).
Shortly after this, police launched their investigation as footage following the alleged assault began to circulate online.
The ex-Manchester City defender can also be seen holding the man's shirt during the tense altercation.
Meanwhile, Keane speaks to the person as he stands besides his co-star.
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.”
Although the Metropolitan Police refused to identify anyone involved, they did issue a statement about the incident.
It 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.
Prior to the incident, the men had been part of the SkySports team covering the match between Manchester United and Arsenal.
The men had also been joined by Gary Neville, Theo Walcott, and presenter David Jones - although they don't appear in the clip.
Sunday's match did see Arsenal claim victory over the Red Devils for a second season in a row - despite a goal from Marcus Rashford in the first half.
Just a minute later, Arsenal midfielder Martin Odegaard levelled the score.
The tension continued throughout the play, with Manchester United scoring a late goal thanks to newbie Rasmus Hojlund.
However, a VAR check resulted in the goal being deemed offside. Arsenal then netted two last minute goals, thanks to Declan Rice and Gabriel Jesus - giving them a 3-1 win.
The win puts Arsenal in fifth spot, while United fall down to 11th spot, having won two and lost two of their opening four fixtures.