A 35-year-old man from Hackney has been charged by police with assault by beating on Aaron Ramsdale, going on to an area adjacent to a playing area and throwing a missile on to a football playing area, both contrary to the Football (Offences) Act 1991.
A fan who decided he would kick Aaron Ramsdale in the back in front of the world’s TV cameras has been charged by police with a number of offences, including assault by beating.
The charges come just days after the incident at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium which Spurs called an ‘attempted attack’.
Assault by beating carries a maximum sentence of up to 26 weeks in prison, while it can also carry a fine equal to 150% of a person’s weekly income.
Joseph Watts, a pub manager, is not in custody but has been charged, as confirmed by the Met on Tuesday.
A statement from the Metropolitan police read: “A man has been charged with assaulting an Arsenal player after a match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday, 15 January.
“Joseph Watts, 35 (23.06.87) of Hackney was charged on Tuesday, 17 January with assault by beating, going onto an area adjacent to playing area and throwing a missile onto a football playing area, both contrary to the Football (Offences) Act 1991.
“He is due to appear at Highbury Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 17 February.
“The Met’s Football Investigations Team were assisted in their enquiries by Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.”