Spurs fan ADMITS assaulting Aaron Ramsdale after booting Arsenal goalkeeper in the back | The Sun
A SPURS fan has admitted kicking Arsenal keeper Aaron Ramsdale during the North London derby.
Joseph Watts, 35, was held after tensions flared at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last month.
Ramsdale, 24, was booted in the back as he went to get his gloves and bottle from the side of the goal.
Watts had clambered onto an advertising board to aim the kick at the England star.
He was then seen desperately scrambling through the throng of Spurs fans to escape.
Players from both sides then ran over to try and diffuse the situation.
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Watts admitted assault by beating when he appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court today.
He also pleaded guilty to going on to an area adjacent to the playing area and throwing a missile on to a football playing area.
The thug, of Hackney, East London, threw four coins towards the pitch during the drama on January 15.
Ramsdale made seven saves during the Gunners' 2-0 win against their London rivals.
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But the win was marred by the chaotic scenes, with the Arsenal no1 later revealing the incident left him with a "sour taste".
Tottenham vowed to slap the shameless fan with an immediate ban once they were identified.
The club said at the time: "We are appalled by the behaviour of a supporter that attempted to attack Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale at the end of today's match.
"Violence in any form has no place in football."
While a Football Association statement read: "We strongly condemn the incident involving a spectator that followed today's Premier League fixture between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.
"This is wholly unacceptable behaviour and we will work together with the police, the relevant authorities and the clubs to ensure the appropriate action is taken."
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