Robin Olsen: Gary Neville and Roy Kean react to field invasions after Aston Villa goalkeeper ‘attacks’ on Man City | Football News

Gary Neville and Roy Keane appeared angry after Aston Villa goalkeeper Robin Olsen was “attacked” when he left the pitch after Manchester City won the Etihad title.

Thousands of fans went on the pitch all the time because Pep Guardiola’s side were Premier League champions in dramatic situations, but there were bad scenes saying that City was later attacked when Olsen left the pitch.

This is the latest event since the prestigious Premier League and EFL matches.

A Nottingham Forest supporter has been jailed for 24 weeks after being charged with Sheffield United’s Billy Sharp, and Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira took part in a clash after Everton fans invaded the pitch on Thursday.

Speaking after the Etihad match, Sky Sports Expert Neville said: “What’s going on? We’ve broken down the barriers in English football over the last 30 years and 99 times out of 100, fans have respected not walking on the field because they enjoy running on the field. Family atmosphere.

“Of course, we have a lot more kids coming to the games, a lot more women coming to the games, and all of a sudden in the last few weeks and months, these idiots are running on the field and attacking the players. What the hell are you doing?

“Running on the pitch is delusional, of course, because City have won the league, so I understand that, but attacking the opposing players on the pitch – where did this come from? Why is it happening? I have no idea. It’s totally ridiculous.” “

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They helped Olsen off the pitch in an invasion of Manchester City pitch

Experts Keane called the problem-solving fans “scumbags” and feared that “something crazy” could happen if similar incidents occurred in the future.

“It’s embarrassing. It’s real and what I’m telling you is that a player or a coach will be seriously injured,” he said.

“If you’re crazy enough to punch a player, then you’re angry enough to make a player silly like a knife. Something crazy is going to happen. People have come back from Covid and forgotten how to play.

“Idiots, villains. It’s embarrassing. We’ve seen it a couple of times with Forest and Patrick Vieira. It’s absolutely embarrassing.”

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Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard says Olsen was attacked when he left the pitch after Manchester City’s defeat.

Jamie Redknapp added: “It’s a new phenomenon that has come into play. I’m in favor of having fun, no problem, but doing it in the right environment.

“Don’t run on the field, because you’re putting players and coaches in danger, and you’re ruining people who want to be there and enjoy the game.”

Manchester City’s statement read: “Manchester City would like to apologize to Aston Villa goalkeeper Robin Olsen for attacking him when fans entered the pitch after the final whistle of today’s game.

“The club has launched an immediate investigation and once identified, the perpetrator will be subject to an indefinite ban on the stadium.”

Villa later said Olsen was “perfectly fine” and confirmed that he had taken a blow to the head, but no one was sure whether the incident was intentional or an accident. Villa said they consider the matter closed and will not file a complaint.

Greater Manchester Police said: “Officials are working with Manchester City and Aston Villa Football Club on the pitch. The agents are working with two football clubs to identify those responsible. “

The Football Association also said it would investigate the invasion of the pitch.

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FREE TO SEE: Highlights of the match between Manchester City and Aston Villa

City maintained their Premier League status in an exceptional situation after beating Aston Villa 3-2 on two occasions at the Etihad Stadium.

Five minutes into the game, three goals turned the game around – and the champion – in the lead, with substitute Ilkay Gundogan scoring two on either side of Rodríguez’s shot. Liverpool’s win over the Wolves meant that victory alone would be enough for City.

Vieira: We want to be safe at work

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Patrick Vieira clashed with fans in an invasion of the pitch after Everton won Crystal Palace to secure Premier League status.

Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira spoke publicly for the first time about an incident at an Everton fan on Thursday and admitted he was afraid for his safety and that of his players.

Since then, Wilfried Zaha and Ebere Eze have appeared on the field with more images that fans are seeing face to face and the Football Association is investigating while Merseyside Police have confirmed that an investigation has been opened.

After beating Manchester United in the last matchday, Vieira said: “I think the situation at Everton is bigger than that.

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FREE TO SEE: Highlights of the match between Manchester City and Aston Villa

“When you look at the Premier League, there have been a lot of field invasions that can cause problems. There are real problems here to try and see what is the best way to reflect and manage and deal with it.

“You don’t know what can happen. When you don’t know what can happen, of course, you’re afraid of anything, of the players.

“We want to be safe and we have to think about the best way to prevent these things from happening on the pitch. We want to be safe as coaches, coaches, players or employees. In our workplace.

“I think there is a big problem with the FA and Premier League.

“They need support and to involve the club and the players. Everyone needs to take responsibility and see what is the best way to keep these things from happening.”

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