Man gets 4-year ban for Ramsdale assault

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7:50 PM GMT

  • Associated Press

A 35-year-old London antheral has been banned from attending shot games for 4 years aft pleading blameworthy to assaulting Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale astatine the extremity of a lucifer successful January.

Ramsdale was kicked successful the backmost soon aft Arsenal bushed fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 successful the northbound London derby successful the Premier League.

Joseph Watts pleaded blameworthy Friday astatine Uxbridge Magistrates Court to 3 charges, including battle by beating.

Watts, a Tottenham fan, was besides fixed a assemblage work bid and instructed to wage Ramsdale £100 ($120) successful compensation.

Watts had climbed implicit a obstruction earlier kicking the goalkeeper, who had gone down 1 of the goals astatine Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to prime up his h2o bottle.

Ramsdale successful a unfortunate interaction connection work to the tribunal said helium saw a masseuse due to the fact that his backmost felt "heavy." The goalkeeper said he's besides wary of akin incidents happening successful the future.

Watts has apologized to Ramsdale and some clubs.

"He takes afloat work for those actions, which were deplorable and which nary shot subordinate should ever person to endure from a fan," Football Law Associates lawyer Robert Perkins, who represented Watts, said successful a statement.

"He accepts the punishment of the tribunal and present wishes to determination connected with his life."

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