Authorities are actively investigating an alleged altercation that took place at the Emirates Stadium amid Arsenal’s decisive 3-1 triumph over Manchester United. Viral social media clips seem to depict Roy Keane and Micah Richards, both Sky Sports commentators, engaged in a confrontation with an unidentified person.
Keane, the one-time skipper of Manchester United, is purported to be the target of the said assault.
Sky Sports states that Richards was “taking steps to neutralize a tense scenario.”
Micah Richards, aged 35, an erstwhile defender for Manchester City and the England national team, and Roy Keane, aged 52, a past player for the Republic of Ireland, were both part of the on-air crew covering this high-stakes Premier League clash.
An official from Sky Sports relayed: “We’re aware that law enforcement is delving into an alleged assault perpetrated by a member of the crowd, which was immediately prior to the incident caught on the now-viral video. In that video, it’s clear that Micah Richards was making efforts to calm the waters.”
The Metropolitan Police have also chimed in, stating, “An active investigation is underway concerning an alleged attack that transpired at the Emirates Stadium during the Arsenal versus Manchester United game on the 3rd of September. As of now, there have been zero apprehensions and the probe continues.”
The Arsenal team administration also issued a statement, saying, “We’ve been made aware of an untoward incident during our recent match against Manchester United. The Metropolitan Police has taken the reins on the investigation and we’re giving them our full cooperation.”
So there you have it, folks—a Premier League showdown that’s become newsworthy for entirely different reasons. Stay tuned for updates as this story develops.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Roy Keane Assault Investigation
What happened to Roy Keane at the Emirates Stadium?
Who else was involved in the incident?
Micah Richards, a former defender for Manchester City and the England national team, was also present during the altercation. According to Sky Sports, Richards was “taking steps to neutralize a tense scenario.”
Are there any videos of the incident?
Yes, footage of the alleged altercation involving Roy Keane and Micah Richards has been circulating on social media platforms. However, the identities of other individuals involved are not yet clear.
What are the police saying about the incident?
The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that they are actively investigating the alleged assault that took place at the Emirates Stadium. As of now, there have been no arrests, and the investigation is ongoing.
Have Arsenal and Manchester United commented on the incident?
Arsenal has issued a statement confirming that they are aware of the incident and are fully cooperating with the Metropolitan Police’s investigation. Manchester United has not yet issued an official statement.
What was the role of Micah Richards during the incident?
According to a Sky Sports spokesperson, Micah Richards was “acting to defuse a situation” during the alleged altercation. His actions were apparently aimed at calming down the situation.
What was the final score of the Arsenal vs Manchester United match?
The final score of the match was Arsenal 3, Manchester United 1. However, the alleged assault on Roy Keane has shifted some of the focus away from the game itself.
Is this likely to affect future Premier League games?
It’s too early to tell. However, incidents like these could lead to increased security measures or even legal actions that could have implications for future Premier League matches.
Are there any suspects or arrests so far?
The Metropolitan Police have stated that there have been no arrests as of yet and that their inquiries into the incident are ongoing.
Will this incident have any impact on Sky Sports’ punditry team?
As of now, there has been no indication that the incident will have any long-term effects on the Sky Sports punditry team, but the situation is still developing.