After kicking Arsenal’s number one at the end of the North London Derby, justice has been served.
Joseph Watts of Hackney is now set to go to Highbury Magistrates’ Court in February after his assault on Aaron Ramsdale on Sunday. The man appeared to kick and make contact with the keeper. According to Met Police, Joseph was charged with “assault by beating, entering an area next to a playing pitch, and throwing a missile onto a football pitch.”
Tottenham has stated that they were “appalled by the behaviour of a supporter that attempted to attack Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale at the end of today’s match. Tottenham is working with Police, Arsenal, and Aaron Ramsdale to take the strongest possible action, including an immediate ban from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.”
The Premier League and Professional Footballers’ Association have both denounced the act of violence and stated that footballers should have a right to be safe when they play.
After Aaron Ramsdale’s Man of the Match performance with seven saves, the keeper said, “It’s a shame.” Aaron made crucial saves in the game, as well as a header from Harry Kane saved right before the end of the first half.
Joseph Watts has been banned from all future matches and awaits a hearing of his future in court.