Roy Keane headbutter 'broke own nose' after Man Utd legend celebrated Alejandro Garnacho goal

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Roy Keane headbutter 'broke his own nose' as Man Utd lost to Arsenal

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 05/09/2023

- 08:06

The 52-year-old was reportedly attacked at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday

It emerged on Sunday that Roy Keane had allegedly been headbutted while working for Sky Sports at the Emirates Stadium.

And reports say the man who attacked the Manchester United legend at the home of Arsenal 'broke his own nose' doing the act.

According to The Sun, the man injured himself and actually ended up coming off worse.

He was apparently left fuming after Keane had celebrated a goal from United star Alejandro Garnacho, which was later ruled out for offside.

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Man Utd star Alejandro Garnacho thought he'd won the game against Arsenal


Micah Richards, who works with Keane at Sky, was forced to intervene with video footage showing the former Manchester City star grabbing a man by his collar.

Sky said in a statement that the ex-England international was attempting to 'diffuse' the situation.

“We understand the police are investigating an alleged assault by a member of the public immediately preceding the footage circulating on social media," said a spokesperson.

"In the footage seen, Micah Richards was acting to diffuse a situation.”

An eyewitness told the Daily Express that blood was left on the floor following the ugly scenes in north London.

"The incident occurred shortly before the 90th-minute mark in the Highbury Bar for platinum members," they told the publication.

"The fan seemingly tried to headbutt Roy Keane.

"I then saw a mark between his eyebrows. Micah Richards stepped in and pushed the fan back against the door.

"I heard the altercation and I was shocked to see the individuals involved.

"Richards was very forceful at keeping the fan from attacking Keane and neither their security nor the door security could split the two apart. Keane was asking nearby staff to call the police.

"Additional security was called in and Richards and Keane followed until the fan was escorted downstairs via the escalator out of the building.

"Presumably, Keane and Richards then returned to their Sky Sports duties via the exit that they came in through next to where the video is shown.

"Afterwards, we noticed a small amount of blood on the floor on the route where the fan was led out.

"Seems like Micah Richards was acting as Roy Keane's bodyguard."

United went ahead at Arsenal when Marcus Rashford broke the deadlock.

The England international broke the deadlock in the 27th minute, expertly blasting the ball past Aaron Ramsdale.

United's lead lasted just 35 seconds, however.

Martin Odegaard drew Arsenal level, finishing from close range.

And late goals from Declan Rice and Gabriel Jesus then gave the Gunners all three points and fired them up the Premier League table.

Keane said he was worried by United's away form, with the club struggling against the top teams on the road since Erik ten Hag's appointment 12 months ago.


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Arsenal beat Man Utd on Sunday with Declan Rice scoring late before Gabriel Jesus struck as well


He said: "It [their away record] is a huge concern 100 per cent.

"When you look at the stats, that's a bad reflection on the players that you have, because Manchester United clearly have a lot of talented players.

"But it suggests that they are just dependent on their talents and lack those personalities.

"Their record away from home has to improve, because of the standards of other teams around you.

"I don't like looking at that. If you want to be a top team and compete [for the title], they have to improve that drastically."

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