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Roy Keane: Arsenal fan who broke his own nose charged with assault after ‘headbutt’ on Man United legend



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A 43-year-old man has been charged with common assault after an incident where Manchester United legend Roy Keane was allegedly headbutted.

Scott Law, 43, from Waltham Abbey in Essex, is due to appear at Highbury Magistrates’ Court on March 14. He was charged via post on February 13.

The incident occurred during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium last September. Keane was on punditry duty with Sky Sports.

Footage emerged on social media after the game of fellow Sky Sports pundit Micah Richards stepping in to separate the two men.

Law was accused of attacking the former United midfielder when he cheered the later disallowed goal from Alejandro Garnacho, which would’ve put United ahead before their eventual 3-1 defeat.

Whilst Keane was unhurt by the attack, Law himself reportedly broke his own nose through the altercation and was later arrested by the police.

A spokesperson for Sky Sports said at the time: “We understand the police are investigating an alleged assault by a member of the public immediately preceding the footage circulating on social media. In the footage seen, Micah Richards was acting to defuse a situation.”

Metropolitan Police added: “Police are investigating an incident at Emirates Stadium on Sunday, 3 September, during which a man was assaulted. On Monday, 4 September, a 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault (ABH). The man has been taken into police custody. Enquiries are ongoing.”

Keane has not publically addressed the situation and Richards was asked about it when he appeared on The Rest is Football podcast afterwards.

“Oh my word Gary, I’m not allowed to talk about it [because it’s under police investigation],” he said.

“But when I’m allowed to talk about it, ‘The Rest is Football’ will be the first to hear about it.”