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Man denies assaulting Roy Keane at football match – Ireland & world sport – Western People

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By Helen William, PA

A 43-year-old man has denied assaulting former Manchester United and Ireland midfielder Roy Keane who was allegedly headbutted at a football match.

Scott Law, of Waltham Abbey, Essex, pleaded not guilty to a charge of common assault when he appeared at Highbury Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

The assault by beating charge relates to an incident at Emirates Stadium on September 3rd last year, following Arsenal’s 3-1 victory over Manchester United, where ex-Ireland international Keane was working as a pundit.

Footage was posted on social media of fellow Sky Sports pundit Micah Richards stepping in to calm an apparent confrontation.

Law is to face a two-day trial at the same court on May 29th-30th.

He was released on unconditional bail until his trial.

Law was charged via post on February 13th.

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