Aston Villa goalkeeper Robin Olsen was ‘attacked’ during the pitch invasion at the end of Villa’s 3-2 defeat to Manchester City, Steven Gerrard has confirmed.
The Swedish international who was making his debut for the claret and blue in the place of the injured Emiliano Martinez, appeared to come out of the crowd at the end of the game holding his head but his condition, to now, is unknown.
Reporters asked the Villa boss after the game if his players had managed to get off the pitch safely to which he bluntly replied, “no.”
“No is the answer to that,” Gerrard said.
“My goalkeeper was attacked.
“I think those questions need to go to Pep [Guardiola] and Manchester City.”
It is yet another case of either players or staff members of the opposite team being attacked by fans during pitch invasions over the course of the last few weeks.
Fans of Nottingham Forest, Everton and Port Vale have all been in trouble in the last week alone during what should be celebratory scenes.
Olsen’s condition is yet unknown with Gerrard adding that they are “going to check on him now” before leaving the press conference.
We’ll of course update you as and when we know more.
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