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Sheffield Wednesday Chris Kirkland has told the Sun newspaper that "the thug who attacked me must be jailed for years."
The former England goalkeeper, 31, was hit in the face by a pitch intruder after Leeds had equalised in the 1-1 draw at Hillsborough.
He told the Sun: “It has to be years in jail, not months.
“People must be punished by the courts for this behaviour - and the football authorities must take firm action too.”
The Football Association has released this statement about the violent scenes at the Leeds United vs. Sheffield Wednesday match at Hillsborough last night:
South Yorkshire Police say they have identified the man who ran onto the pitch and assaulted the Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland last night.
In a statement, they said they had been able to do this with the public's assistance.
South Yorkshire Police has vowed to work with Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United to find the person who assaulted goalkeeper Chris Kirkland during tonight's game between the clubs at Hillsborough.
Chief Superintendent Jason Harwin of South Yorkshire Police said, “During tonight’s match, Sheffield Wednesday versus Leeds United, at Hillsborough incidents occurred where is it believed seats and bottles were thrown inside the ground".
“We are also aware of an incident whereby the Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper has been assaulted by an individual who ran onto the pitch," he continued.
The chief superintendent stressed that "such incidents are not acceptable and won't be tolerated".
He urged people who can help identify the attacker or anyone else involved in incidents of violence at the match to contact the police, quoting incident number 681 of 19 October, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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A hooligan who ran on to the pitch and assaulted a goalkeeper during a Championship football match has been identified by police.
South Yorkshire Police have vowed to work with Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday to find the fan who assaulted goalkeeper Chris Kirkland.