WATCH: Hooligan pitch invader assaults goalkeeper during game

Maxime H. - mardi 16 août 2016 48 Likes

Referee had to abandon the match after the attack citing player safety.

A masked man invaded the pitch at a game in Sweden, attacking Ostersund goalkeeper Aly Keita. The attacker - who is just 17 - was dressed in black and covered his face to avoid being identified.

The mad spectator left the stands and ran towards the goalkeeper in order to assault him. One of Keita’s teammates then fought with the attacker.

During the attack, Aly Keita had been knocked down by the pitch invader. He had been grabbed by the neck and suffered a blow to the head as he retreated.

As you can see on the video, a steward sprinted on to apprehend the pitch invader. He floored the masked man thanks to a flying tackle.

« I am shocked and angry. It is awful that something like this could happen, » said Keita.

« He is under arrest, we have informed the prosecutor of the arrest and interviews will be conducted with him about the suspected breaches of the law, » said Jonkoping police commander Peter Nordengard.

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