Spurs fan kicks Ramsdale after NLD win

Aaron Ramsdell appears to be kicked by a Tottenham Hotspur Following supporters Arsenalwho 2-0 North London won the derby on Sunday.

Ramsdale, who was involved in the incident with the Spurs striker Richarlison Moments earlier, he was collecting his goalkeeper gloves from behind the goal at the final whistle, when a fan appeared to kick him out.

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A brawl broke out as several players from both teams got involved, but Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta quickly took his players out, including Ramsdale, to celebrate in front of their fans.

“The Spurs fans gave me something throughout the game,” Ramsdale said post-match. “I was giving something back. The people I gave it to greeted it as a sport, but one fan tried to give me a little punch in the back.

“It’s a shame because at the end of the day it’s just a game of football. Both sets of players tried to get me out, but thankfully nothing too harsh. It’s a sour taste, but I’m sure we’ll do it. We’ll enjoy it when we get back in the dressing room. Take it.”

After the match, the Professional Footballers’ Association issued a statement saying: “Violence towards players is completely unacceptable. These types of incidents happen far too often.

“Players have a right to be safe in their workplace. When a player is attacked, we expect the laws and regulations designed to protect players to be properly enforced.

“As the players’ union, we take this as a matter of priority. We will continue to work with the authorities to ensure that players and staff are better protected in their workplace.”

It came after Premier League leaders Arsenal produced a masterclass to beat Tottenham and extend the gap at the top to eight points. Ramsdale played a major role in the victory Harry Kane on many occasions.

“The manager also mentioned that in the last few north London derbies we haven’t kept a clean sheet, so that spurred me on a bit,” added Ramsdale. “We deserved the two-goal lead and maybe deserved more.”

The win took Arsenal to 47 points from 18 games, including eight games ahead Manchester Citywith Newcastle United (who has played one match more) and Manchester United Back to another point.

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