YESTERDAY MANCHESTER CITY won the league after completing a dramatic 3-2 comeback against Aston Villa, but it was the scenes after that marred the occasion.
The previous weeks in English football have been marred by pitch invasions and issues in numerous divisions.
A number of incidents have occured between players, managers and fans as a result.
Patrick Viera was attacked by an Everton fan after the Merseyside club survived the drop to the Championship, Sheffield United's captain Billy Sharp was assaulted by a supporter, and bottles, lighters and coins were thrown at players in Port Vale play-off semi-final win over Swindon.
Yesterday Aston Villa's goalkeeper Robin Olsen was attacked by Manchester City supporters after fans stormed the pitch to celebrate the new title win.
Olsen left the pitch, but was goaded by fans after fulltime.
Steven Gerrard, speaking after the game was asked about the incident, abandoned his press conference and said:"No, no, that is the answer to that," he replied.
"My goalkeeper was attacked so I think those questions should go to Pep [Guardiola] and Manchester City."
Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard says his goalkeeper was attacked during Man City pitch invasion.
Fans stormed the pitch after the whistle blew, with Manchester City clinching the Premier League title.
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Pep Guardiola was also asked and gave a briefer answer saying::“I’m so sorry,” before being rushed off to celebrations",
He then gave a more detailed answer saying that the moment was 'a real low point of the day'
"I’m so sorry on behalf of the club to Olsen and Aston Villa", Guardiola added.
"I don’t think there were intentions, but the emotions of people there, it’s always difficult to understand why people respond in that way and cannot celebrate themselves and not do these kinds of things.
Hopefully we can discover who the person was and he’ll be punished.
"I don’t know how (to stop it). You cannot put 1,000 guards to control all the people there. We are so sorry. It’s the bad news of today."
Manchester have released their own statement on their website.
"Manchester City would like to sincerely apologize to Aston Villa goalkeeper Robin Olsen, who was assaulted after the final whistle at today’s match when fans entered the pitch," the club said.
"The club has launched an immediate investigation and once identified, the individual responsible will be issued with an indefinite stadium ban."
Manchester City have apologised after Aston Villa goalkeeper Robin Olsen was assaulted during a pitch invasion.
Manchester City held off Liverpool to win the Premier League by a single point after scoring three goals in five minutes against Villa.
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