UK police are investigating an incident which occurred during Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-0 Carabao Cup win at Arsenal this week, in which Dele Alli was struck on the head by a plastic bottle thrown by a fan from the home crowd.
Alli was hit on the head by the projectile.
London’s Metropolitan Police says that it is working with staff at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium to identify the culprit.
👌 ✌️ @Dele_Official's response to the idiot who threw a bottle at him during last night's North London Derby 👍 pic.twitter.com/0iHcJ3G7CV
— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) December 20, 2018
Arsenal has confirmed that they are assisting the police in their investigation.
Arsenal say they have identified the person who threw a bottle at Dele Alli.https://t.co/emj0lyIH7e pic.twitter.com/Zq5Vw8SLU3
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) December 20, 2018
Alli didn’t appear to be hurt in the incident and reacted by making a “2-0” gesture with his hands, which was the score at the time of the bottle being thrown.
This incident comes just over two weeks after a Tottenham supporter was arrested for throwing a banana at Arsenal’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as he celebrated a goal during Arsenal’s 4-2 Premier League win against Spurs inside the same stadium.
Soccer fans are nuts.