Man City exit statement after Aston Villa’s Olsen assault during celebrations
Manchester City were forced to issue an official statement on Sunday night, due to unsavory scenes at the club’s title celebrations.
The Sky Blues, of course, officially retained their Premier League crown a short time ago.
After seeing the title so close to slipping through their fingers due to Aston Villa goals from Matty Cash and Philippe Coutinho, Pep Guardiola’s troops came back strong at the Etihad, only to eventually emerge from the side straight from a 3-2 triumph. .
Ilkay Gundogan proved to be the star of the show, bagging a brace either side of Rodri’s strike, to ensure City propelled Liverpool to supremacy in the English top flight by a single point.
🎙️ “ILKAY GUNDOGAN YOU LITTLE DANCER!!” 🕺
Manchester City turn things around at the Etihad!! WOW!! pic.twitter.com/4tRqwuvJUj
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) May 22, 2022
Due to the chaotic nature of their eventual victory, it should therefore come as no surprise to learn that the celebrations on the Etihad pitch after the match proved to be just as wild.
As mentioned above, however, at one point, one particular member of the hosts’ fanbase went too far.
As confirmed in an official statement on Man City’s social media platforms on Sunday night, Aston Villa goalkeeper Robin Olsen was the victim of an “assault” as he left the pitch in Manchester.
An investigation into the matter, in turn, has since been opened, before the individual responsible was “banned from the stadium for an indefinite period”:
“Manchester City would like to sincerely apologize to Aston Villa goalkeeper Robin Olsen who was assaulted after the final whistle in today’s game when fans entered the pitch.
“The Club has launched an immediate investigation and once identified, the individual responsible will be issued an indefinite stadium ban.”
Club Statement: Aston Villa
— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 22, 2022
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