Man Who Assaulted Roy Keane Bags Heavy Sentence

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A man who confronted Manchester United legend Roy Keane has been sentenced for a ‘gratuitous and senseless act of violence.’

CCTV footage showed the man engaging Roy Keane in a heated argument before headbutting the former footballer and pundit.

The incident occurred in September 2023 during Manchester United’s visit to the Emirates for a Premier League tie against Arsenal.

Roy Keane was working for Sky Sports on the commentary team in the game. After the match which Arsenal won 3-1, Keane was seen in a heated bust-up with the man, who was later identified as Scott Law – a 43-year-old Arsenal fan.

Defending himself, Law said there was a banter between him and Keane throughout the match and had never intended to confront the Premier League pundit.

After the match ended, Keane, accompanied by his fellow Sky Sports pundit and former Manchester City defender Micah Richards, were moving to the broadcast room for full match analysis when they were confronted by Law.

The 43-year-old headbutted Keane, pushing him against the world in the heated confrontation.

In his sentence, he has been banned for three years from football and will be subjected to forced labour for 80 hours. This means the embattled football fan will not be attending matches again until 2027 when the ban will expire. The forced labour implies his 8 hours of work will not be paid for.

Additionally, Law has been asked to pay legal costs amounting to @£650 and a victim surcharge of £114.

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