Two men have been charged following Manchester City’s Premier League match with Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
Thousands of fans took to the pitch after City’s 3-2 win over Villa earned them a sixth Premier League title. in 11 years.
Phillip Maxwell, 28, has been charged with launching a (pyrotechnic) missile into the pitch and will appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on May 23, 2022.
Paul Colbridge, 37, has been charged with entering the pitch and will appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on June 7, 2002.
Greater Manchester Police said the two were released on bail ahead of court appearances.
GMP also said in a statement: “Investigations into the reported assault of a player on the pitch after the final whistle are ongoing with officers working in partnership with both football clubs.”
City have apologized after Aston Villa goalkeeper Robin Olsen was “attacked” as he left the pitch after Sunday’s game at the Etihad.
Villa then released a statement saying Olsen was “completely fine”, confirming he had taken a blow to the back of the head, but saying no one was sure if the incident was deliberate or a accident. Villa said they consider the matter closed and will not press charges.