Ben Foster fears fan attack

Ben Foster West Bromwich Albion Goalkeeper

West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster said that keepers are in serious danger of being hurt, in the wake of a fan attacking Sheffield Wednesday’s Chris Kirkland, in a 1-1 draw with Leeds on Friday.

The police have arrested a 21 year old man from Cheltenham in relation to the incident but this does not provide much solace for the Baggies number 1.

He went on to tell the Daily Express “That lad could have had a blade.”

It is ridiculous if you think of it like that. It is a bit scary to be honest with you. I hope the law comes down heavily.”

The FA are also investigating the incident to ensure that any similar sort of fiasco does not occur again in any match within the football league.

The former England International reinforced his desire to see the man who assaulted Kirkland given the maximum punishment available and maybe even a prison sentence

The Albion star did also acknowledge that this sort of incident is one which is very isolated, and that the stewards can’t cover every square of the pitch so the fans have a responsibility to behave.

When Foster watched the incident he stated that his overriding feeling was one of shock as “He is not even expecting it. The lad has smacked him in the face. Chris doesn’t know what is happening.”

The goalkeeper is next expected to feature in West Brom’s game against Newcastle this coming Saturday, after suffering a last gasp defeat against Manchester City with Edin Dzeko scoring two late goals as a substitute.

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