Police called to Stadium of Light as Robinson claims Oxford keeper headbuttedon April 2, 2021 at 6:59 pm

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Police are called after claims Oxford United goalkeeper Jack Stevens was headbutted during their League One defeat at Sunderland.

Karl Robinson

Oxford boss Karl Robinson admitted he did not see the incident which happened in the tunnel during the break.

“We are waiting for the police to come, one of my goalkeepers was headbutted at half-time,” he told BBC Radio Oxford.

“I don’t want to use names, it’s not right to do that.”

It proved a bad-tempered game, with Robinson sent to the stands after Aidan McGeady scored Sunderland’s second, while Oxford midfielder Mark Sykes was also sent off for a second yellow card just after the hour.

Robinson added: “There was a melee, something got said, which tends to happen generally in football, Jack walked behind somebody, no malice, they just turned round grabbed him and headbutted him. Everyone has seen it, their players have seen it as well.

“This club has had more TV cameras than any other club in world football following them for the last two years and for some unknown reason they all seem to be off at half-time.

“It’s something we will deal with internally. We will be waiting for some sort of conversation to see where we go from here with this legally.”

Sunderland manager Lee Johnson suggested there was more trouble at the end of the game, but played down the severity of the half-time incident.

“Genuinely, I didn’t see what happened at half-time, I was in the toilet, waiting for the boys in the dressing room wondering where everybody was,” he told BBC Newcastle.

“Look, it happens all the time, especially in a condensed area. It was handbags a lot of it.

“It happened at the end as well, which is not ideal, and I think that one was provoked, to be honest with you.

“As a football club, I want us to act with class, but I also want us to look after each other when there’s moments.

“It was an incident that wasn’t great to see, but at the same time is probably not worth being blown out of proportion because not a lot happened.”

- Advertisement -

Discover

Sponsor

Latest

The Papers: Over-40s April jab and ‘happy as Harry’on February 26, 2021 at 11:51 pm

Saturday's papers give their view of the Duke of Sussex's candid interview with James Corden.

Apple censors engraving service, report claimson August 18, 2021 at 5:17 pm

Apple restricts the engraving of political phrases in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, a report alleges.

A Mesothelioma Attorney Can Help With Your Mesothelioma Lawsuit

A mesothelioma attorney can be a lifesaver when you are facing the daunting task of being diagnosed with this cancer. Mesothelioma is a rare...

Billie Eilish In Hot Tub Time Machine Movie

Billie Eilish In Hot Tub Time Machine MovieIn the recently released film Hot Tub Time Machine, a young lady starring as the very...

Uber drivers are workers not self-employed, Supreme Court ruleson February 19, 2021 at 12:34 pm

The decision could mean thousands of Uber drivers are set to receive minimum wage and holiday pay.image copyrightJames Farrar and Yaseen AslamUber drivers must...