Manchester City have been forced to release an official statement on Sunday evening, owing to unsavoury scenes during the club’s title celebrations.
The Sky Blues, of course, officially retained their Premier League crown a short time ago.
After seeing the title come so close to slipping through their fingers owing to Aston Villa goals on the part of Matty Cash and Philippe Coutinho, Pep Guardiola’s troops came roaring back at the Etihad, to eventually emerge on the right side of a 3-2 triumph.
Ilkay Gundogan proved the star of the show, bagging a brace either side of Rodri’s strike, to ensure that City pipped Liverpool to supremacy in the English top-flight by a solitary point.
🎙️ “ILKAY GUNDOGAN YOU LITTLE DANCER!!” 🕺
Manchester City turn it around at the Etihad!! WOW!! pic.twitter.com/4tRqwuvJUj
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) May 22, 2022
Owing to the chaotic nature of their eventual win, it should therefore come as little surprise to hear that the celebrations on the Etihad pitch post-match proved equally as wild.
As alluded to above, though, at one point, one particular member of the hosts’ fanbase took things a step too far.
As confirmed in an official statement across Man City’s social media platforms on Sunday evening, Aston Villa goalkeeper Robin Olsen was the victim of an ‘assault’ whilst making his way off the pitch in Manchester.
An investigation into the matter, in turn, has since been opened, ahead of the individual responsible being ‘issued with an indefinite stadium ban’:
‘The Club has launched an immediate investigation and once identified, the individual responsible will be issued with an indefinite stadium ban.’
Club statement: Aston Villa
— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 22, 2022
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This article was edited by Ben Browning.