Video: Leeds fan attacks Sheffield Wednesday keeper Chris Kirkland during game
Former Liverpool stopper Chris Kirkland was on the receiving end of a shocking fan attack while playing for Sheffield Wednesday against Leeds last night.
Police are investigating the above incident where a Leeds fan ran onto the pitch during their game with Sheffield Wednesday and attacked the Owls stopper Chris Kirkland.
The England international had just conceded an equaliser to Michael Tonge in the 77 minute when a fan ran on, hitting Kirkland in the face and knocking him to the ground.
Both managers condemned the scenes. Wednesday boss Dave Jones said: "They should be banned from every away ground if they're going to behave like that."
Leeds head honcho Neil Warnock was also unhappy, but he did have an unnecessary dig at the victim of the assault.
"I felt embarrassed to be a manager, it was an absolute disgrace. I think they should get the guy, prosecute him, and put him in prison. There's no place at all for that.
"Listen, he (Kirkland) went down like a ton of bricks, but that doesn't make a difference. There's no way he should be on the pitch doing that, I hope we can make an absolute issue of it.
"It spoilt everything for everybody. When I see a moron like that I'm not proud to be Leeds manager. I don't mind the rivalry - elbows flying, penalties missed by the referee - but to see things like that...I'm absolutely embarrassed.
"They had enough security men, but if you've got a person like him with what must be a five-year-old's mentality then you can't stop it."
Kirkland played on but was reported to be ‘dazed’ and ‘sore’ by Jones after the game. It is also reported that seats were ripped up and bottles were thrown from the Leeds end of the ground.
We haven’t heard the last of this one.