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Aston Villa’s Leon Bailey under investigation for fan assault


Aston Villa star Leon Bailey is the subject of an assault investigation, according to reports late on Sunday.

The incident in question is understood to have taken place during Villa’s 4-0 Premier League drubbing of Everton earlier today.

Bailey, it is said, was approached by a fan whilst seated in the corporate boxes at Villa Park.

The Claret and Blue supporter asked the club’s talented winger to pose for a photo with his son, who was celebrating his fifth birthday.

After Bailey refused, though, the pair were involved in a heated exchange.

From here, the Jamaican international is accused of pushing the man to the ground, an action seen by a number of witnesses, as well as CCTV cameras inside Villa Park.

After being contacted by local security officers, West Midlands police are now looking into the incident.

The fan involved is also understood to have provided a statement to the police.

Officials at Aston Villa, meanwhile, according to the Daily Mail, ‘also looking into the incident’.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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