An Arsenal fan has been arrested after confronting Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger in yesterday’s 2-0 defeat at the hands of Southampton.
The fan was pictured running towards Wenger with his arms outstretched in-front of the Frenchman. The man was subsequently bundled away down the tunnel by two stewards and Sky Sports have confirmed that the 25-year-old man has been arrested.
Police said a 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of “going into an area adjacent to the playing area contrary to the Football (Offences) Act 1991”.
The suspect, from Lymington, Hampshire, was still being questioned on Thursday night by Hampshire Constabulary officers.
A Hampshire Police spokesman said: “Police have arrested a 25-year-old man from Lymington following an incident on the pitch at St Mary’s at the end of the Southampton versus Arsenal match.
“The man was arrested on suspicion of going in to an area adjacent to the playing area contrary to the Football (Offences) Act 1991.
“The man remains in police custody. Officers are investigating the circumstances to establish whether any criminal offences have been committed.”
Evidently, some fans are beginning to show their frustrations in other ways that are simply unacceptable. Football can rile up our emotions and fans can be left disappointed, however that is no excuse for this kind of behaviour.
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