Man quizzed over keeper assault

A 21-year-old man is being questioned by police on suspicion of assault after Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland was hit by a fan during a Championship game.

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Leeds vow to help police identify Kirkland assault fan

Leeds United released the following statement after one of the club's supporters shoved opposition goalkeeper Chris Kirkland in the face during a match at Sheffield Wednesday:

Leeds United Football Club would like to publicly apologise and condemn the action of the fan who came on the pitch and attacked Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland. The club will fully co-operate with the police and the football authorities in identifying the individual concerned.

After the week football has endured there is no place for this type of behaviour and the majority of Leeds supporters will be ashamed of his actions.

– Leeds United Statement

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Managers clash over goalkeeper attack

Footballer managers Neil Warnock and Dave Jones were involved in a war of words after Warnock applauded the Leeds fans following the match against Sheffield Wednesday.

One of the Leeds supporters shoved Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirlkland in the face during the game.

"I've had a go at Neil (Warnock). I know it's their fans but you don't go and wave at them after they've done that," said Wednesday boss Jones.

But Leeds manager Warnock retaliated: "Dave (Jones) was saying we shouldn't thank the crowd. Our crowd were fantastic tonight, we've got one moron."

Sheff Wed boss: 'That incident has spoilt a good game'


Leeds boss Warnock says fan should be jailed

Leeds United manager Neil Warnock says the fan who assaulted opposition goalkeeper Chris Kirkland during Friday's Yorkshire derby against Sheffield Wednesday should be imprisoned:

I am embarrassed, it was an absolute disgrace. They should get the guy and put him in bloody prison. I'm not proud to be Leeds manager when I see a moron like that come on (the pitch).

– Neil Warnock, Leeds UNited manager

Leeds match report: Assault was an 'apparent incident'

The Leeds United's match report on their match against Sheffield Wednesday refers to the assault on opposition goalkeeper Chris Kirkland as "an apparent incident":

And United were level with less than 15 minutes on the clock when Michael Tonge lashed home an equaliser.

The celebrations were marred as Wednesday goalkeeper Kirkland received treatment following an apparent incident in the aftermath of the goal.

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