A guy who attacked Arsenal goalie Aaron Ramsdale during the north London derby has been barred from sport for four years.
After the Gunners’ 2-0 victory over Spurs at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in January, Ramsdale, 24, received a kick to the back.
East London resident Joseph Watts, 35, entered a guilty plea to assault by beating when he appeared in Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court.
Also, he received a community order and was instructed to give Ramsdale £100 in damages.
Ramsdale played a key role in ensuring Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over their bitter rivals on January 15.
He had just celebrated his win and was gathering his possessions from behind the goal when he was attacked, the court heard.
Watts, a Tottenham fan, kicked Ramsdale before sprinting back up the stairs from where he was sitting, jumping over a barrier, and landing on an advertisement banner.
In addition, he acknowledged hurling four pennies onto the playing field during the game.
Ramsdale said in a victim statement that was read in court that he needed to see a masseuse because his back felt “heavy,” despite the fact that his skin was unmarked.
He stated, “I don’t think it’s right that I should be assaulted at work. I’ve never had someone approach the field and kick me.
The England international continued by saying he has grown more cautious about occurrences of this nature occurring in the future.