Villa boss Steven Gerrard left a press conference in the between when asked about the incidents from the match against Man City at the Etihad.
Gerrard’s team threw away a lead of 2-0 by conceding 3 goals in 6 minutes. The fans of Liverpool were about to take their champagne out but their party crashed thanks to Gundogan’s goal which sealed the fate of the Cityzens.
Villa demolition means Liverpool will remain below the city in what was sought out to be a win until the very last minute.
What Caused Gerrard To Storm Out?
After the referee blew the final whistle at the Etihad, City supporters from the stands ran onto the pitch to join the players in celebration. Amidst the celebration, something bad happened which bothered Gerrard.
Villa was playing with Olsen who replaced Martinez between the posts. As Olsen was walking off the pitch a number of City fans appear to assault him. With so much crowd on the pitch, security officials took a while to control the situation. Until then the damage has made its way.
In the press conference when asked about the incident, Gerrard reacted furiously.
My goalkeeper was assaulted so I think those questions should go to Pep (Guardiola) and Manchester City.
It was completely clear that Steven Gerrard was fuming with what happened on the pitch. He after saying this got up from his chair and left the room. While he was leaving another, a reporter brought in a question asking “How badly was he Olsen hurt”?
To this he replied,
Why don’t you go and check now
Security footage did the rest of the talking. Olsen went through a series of assaults and to save himself he finally covered his face during the exchange. On pitch security official did their best but it wasn’t enough especially in a sea of fans swarming around like bees.
Man City also reached out to Olsen apologizing for this exchange, in a statement they released.
Manchester City would like to sincerely apologize to Aston Villa goalkeeper Robin Olsen who was assaulted after the final whistle in today’s match when fans entered the pitch.
The club has launched an immediate investigation and once identified the individual will be issued with an indefinite stadium ban.
Sports analysts at sky sports have erupted on this matter and have severely condemned this matter.
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