Micah Richards speaks out for first time after being filmed restraining Roy Keane’s ‘attacker’ at Arsenal match | The Sun

MICAH Richards has broken his silence after pinning a man against a wall during the Arsenal and Manchester United match.

The ex-Manchester City defender, 35, was seen grabbing a fan by the collar after Roy Keane was allegedly headbutted on Sunday.

The pair had been making their way pitchside ahead the post-match analysis for Sky Sports' Super Sunday when an altercation allegedly broke out.

Richards today addressed the incident as he recorded The Rest Is Football podcast with Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer.

Lineker touched on the incident in a short opening monologue, saying: "One of us had an interesting weekend, Micah, you're in the news."

But Richards replied: "Gary, I'm not allowed to talk about it.

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"But when I'm allowed to talk about it. The Rest is Football will get it first."

Shearer then poked fun at his co-host, replying: "I think the common opinion is 'don't f*** with big Mics'."

Lineker added: "In case those of you are unaware, there was an incident at Arsenal yesterday where allegedly Roy Keane was headbutted by someone and a certain Micah Richards stepped in.

"We'll get the full story at some point. It is something we shouldn't trivialise, either, really, because obviously that is a serious thing if fans start attacking people.

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"We will wait until the police investigation is done until before we cover that story even more."

The trio also sang the Rocky theme tune during the opening minute of the latest episode.

Keane and Richards are understood to have been waiting near a lift in a members-only bar in the West Stand of the Emirates Stadium.

They had been making their way down from the Sky studio as the match reached its closing stages.

But footage emerged last night showing Richards pinning a man against a wall after the fan allegedly assaulted Keane.

Both pundits were later escorted down to the pitch by security, with neither referencing the incident as they gave their thoughts to viewers after the game.

However, The Sun understands the pair were left shaken after the incident.

Sky is also now beefing up its security moving forward.

Richards' comments come as the Metropolitan Police today confirmed a man had been arrested on suspicion of assault.

A spokesperson said: "Police are investigating an incident at Emirates Stadium on Sunday, during which a man was assaulted.

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"On Monday, a 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault (ABH).

"The man has been taken into police custody. Enquiries are ongoing."

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