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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