The mugshot that reveals why you do not assault Roy Keane: Arsenal fan’s bruised nostril is revealed as he’s discovered responsible of headbutting ‘the toughest man in soccer’

A mugshot has revealed what occurs to somebody after they headbutt ‘the toughest man in soccer’ Roy Keane.

The photograph of Arsenal fan Scott Legislation, 43, exhibiting a big bruise on his brow was launched by police after he discovered responsible right now of headbutting the Sky Information pundit at an Emirates match on September 3 final 12 months.

The fracas started when Mr Keane and fellow Sky Sports activities pundit Micah Richards had been strolling to do the ultimate match evaluation after Arsenal’s 3-1 victory over Manchester United, the trial at Highbury Nook Magistrates’ Court docket heard.

The ex-Eire worldwide, who collectively holds the file for probably the most purple playing cards acquired in English soccer (13), was headbutted by way of doorways on the Emirates Stadium by Legislation, of Waltham Abbey, Essex.

Legislation has been banned from watching soccer for 3 years by the courtroom, however has vowed to attraction his conviction. 

The photograph of Arsenal fan Scott Legislation, 43, exhibiting a big bruise on his brow was launched by police after he was discovered responsible right now of headbutting ‘hardest man in soccer’ Roy Keane

Scott Law, 43, was found guilty of the attack at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court today

Scott Legislation, 43, was discovered responsible of the assault at Highbury Nook Magistrates Court docket right now

The fracas began when Mr Keane and fellow Sky Sports pundit Micah Richards were walking to do the final match analysis after Arsenal's 3-1 victory over Manchester United. Pictured: Roy Keane (centre) and Scott (green arrow) tussle

The fracas started when Mr Keane and fellow Sky Sports activities pundit Micah Richards had been strolling to do the ultimate match evaluation after Arsenal’s 3-1 victory over Manchester United. Pictured: Roy Keane (centre) and Scott (inexperienced arrow) tussle

Legislation denied the cost, arguing to the courtroom that he was ‘terrified’ of the 52-year-old former participant who has an extended historical past of bodily clashes on the pitch. 

He additionally claimed he suffered accidents to his face from Keane’s elbow.

His defence group mentioned CCTV footage from contained in the stadium, proven in courtroom, displayed former Manchester United participant Mr Keane elbowing the defendant within the face. 

Legislation denied headbutting Keane, telling the courtroom that he was ‘terrified’ of the ex Man Utd legend.

Requested why he was scared, Legislation replied: ‘Roy Keane is famend because the onerous man of soccer, nonetheless to today it perpetuated by the media and Sky each week, and there is one other podcast or programme about soccer’s onerous males and all of his purple playing cards.’

Questioned about his head motion in the direction of Keane, Legislation mentioned he was ‘defending himself, decreasing my head down so I wasn’t hit within the face.’

Keane denied claims from Charles Sherrard, KC, defending Legislation, that he revelled in his hardman picture.

Former footballer Roy Keane was providing punditry for Sky Sports as Arsenal took on his old club Manchester United in September last year

Former footballer Roy Keane was offering punditry for Sky Sports activities as Arsenal took on his outdated membership Manchester United in September final 12 months

Keane denied claims from Charles Sherrard, KC, defending Law, that he revelled in his hardman image. Pictured: Roy Keane (left) tussles with Alf Inge Haaland (right) of Manchester City during the FA Premiership match at Old Trafford in April 2001

Keane denied claims from Charles Sherrard, KC, defending Legislation, that he revelled in his hardman picture. Pictured: Roy Keane (left) tussles with Alf Inge Haaland (proper) of Manchester Metropolis in the course of the FA Premiership match at Outdated Trafford in April 2001

The defence referenced Keane's brutal tackle on Alf-Inge Haaland, father of Man City striker Erling, in 2001 (pictured)

The defence referenced Keane’s brutal deal with on Alf-Inge Haaland, father of Man Metropolis striker Erling, in 2001 (pictured)

Roy Keane received a red card for the challenge on Alf Inge Haaland (pictured)

Roy Keane acquired a purple card for the problem on Alf Inge Haaland (pictured)

The defence also mentioned the former midfielder's sending off for stamping on then Crystal Palace player Gareth Southgate in the 1995 FA cup semi-final (pictured)

The defence additionally talked about the previous midfielder’s sending off for stamping on then Crystal Palace participant Gareth Southgate within the 1995 FA cup semi-final (pictured)

Mr Sherrard referenced Keane’s brutal deal with on Alf-Inge Haaland, father of Man Metropolis striker Erling, in 2021.

He additionally talked about the previous midfielder’s sending off for stamping on then Crystal Palace participant Gareth Southgate within the 1995 FA cup semi-final.

Mr Sherrard informed the courtroom that this trial was ‘designed to pat on the again certainly one of soccer’s infamous hard-men, and shield their very own.

‘His chum and supportive pal Micah Richards would again him up it doesn’t matter what.

‘This has been an unfair and unbalanced investigation.

‘This defendant has not had the possibility to both put together or current his case in the identical means as that being introduced in opposition to him’.

Mr Sherrard mentioned Legislation giving Mr Keane the ‘w-ker signal’ was ‘half and parcel of the theatre of soccer.’

He described Keane as a ‘bully’ and ‘good on retribution’, including: ‘It is an absurd nonsense to counsel that in some way, premeditated, he was going to be fuelled with anger and go and tackle the onerous man of soccer.’ 

Sky Sports pundit Micah Richards leaves Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court on Friday, May 31

Sky Sports activities pundit Micah Richards leaves Highbury Nook Magistrates’ Court docket on Friday, Might 31

Roy Keane (pictured last week) told the court he was left 'in shock' after the attack

Roy Keane (pictured final week) informed the courtroom he was left ‘in shock’ after the assault

Keane was labelled a 'bully' and 'good on retribution' by the defence in court. Pictured: Keane is shown the red card by the referee in a Charity Shield match of Chelsea vs Manchester United in 2000

Keane was labelled a ‘bully’ and ‘good on retribution’ by the defence in courtroom. Pictured: Keane is proven the purple card by the referee in a Charity Protect match of Chelsea vs Manchester United in 2000

As Legislation was giving proof, he was requested by the decide to attend outdoors the courtroom whereas authorized discussions about his proof passed off.

In his written judgment, Mr Hamilton mentioned he had ‘mirrored’ on the choice however stood by it.

However Legislation has vowed to attraction this case, along with his lawyer studying an announcement on his behalf from the foot of the courtroom.

His lawyer mentioned: ‘On condition that I used to be discovered responsible by a decide who excluded me at instances from my very own trial and by a prosecution that disadvantaged me of key footage in my defence, I most undoubtedly plan to attraction this conviction.

‘I can’t be making any additional statements till after the attraction.’ 

Delivering his verdict, District Decide Angus Hamilton mentioned he believed Legislation had been ‘untruthful about what occurred’ in the course of the match. 

Mr Hamilton continued: ‘There was no purpose Mr Keane ought to have picked on him particularly.

Mr Keane ‘was calm and never agitated’ when he left the studio, he added.

The decide mentioned Mr Keane’s status because the so-called ‘onerous man of soccer’, was ‘years in the past and was confined to the soccer pitch’.

‘I am positive Mr Legislation assaulted Mr Keane.’

Legislation didn’t react as the decision was delivered. He was ordered to finish 80 hours of unpaid work over the subsequent 12 months.

He was additionally handed a three-year soccer banning order, the place he’s not to enter the premises regulated by the Soccer Spectators Act.

Legislation should additionally pay £650 in the direction of prosecution prices and the sufferer surcharge of £114, totalling £764 to be paid inside eight weeks.

David Beckham attempts to hold back captain Roy Keane after being sent off after an incident with Newcastle's Alan Shearer

David Beckham makes an attempt to carry again captain Roy Keane after being despatched off after an incident with Newcastle’s Alan Shearer

Roy Keane was sent off during the FA Cup semi-final replay against Arsenal at Vila Park in 1999

Roy Keane was despatched off in the course of the FA Cup semi-final replay in opposition to Arsenal at Vila Park in 1999

In the meantime Mr Keane mentioned he was left ‘in shock’ by the assault.

Giving proof, the 52-year-old informed the courtroom: ‘There was a lot of noise and shouting, as you’ll count on at a soccer match.

‘I used to be simply strolling and, earlier than I knew it, I used to be hit. I felt the contact and fell again by way of some doorways.

‘I used to be completely not anticipating it. The one means I can describe it’s that I used to be in shock. I did not count on it to occur, not after I was in my office.’

He mentioned he suffered bruising on his chest and arms on account of the incident.

Giving proof to the courtroom, former Manchester Metropolis defender Mr Richards denied accusations by Legislation’s defence barrister that he had claimed to see the headbutt as a result of he was ‘Roy’s mate’ and had turn into the ex-Eire worldwide’s ‘pet’ and ‘stooge’.

Scott Law at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court, north London, on Friday, May 31

Scott Legislation at Highbury Nook Magistrates’ Court docket, north London, on Friday, Might 31

A social media image of the moment Micah Richards allegedly tried to intervene in the fracas

A social media picture of the second Micah Richards allegedly tried to intervene within the fracas

The ex-England worldwide mentioned he ‘grappled’ with Legislation following the alleged incident.

Mr Richards mentioned he was in ‘disbelief’ at what he witnessed, and ‘felt sorry for Roy’ who he described as a buddy.

The pundit mentioned ‘you would not get despatched off’ for actions in CCTV footage, proven in courtroom, that Legislation’s defence group alleged confirmed Mr Keane elbowing the defendant within the face.

Following the match, footage was broadly shared on social media of the previous footballer stepping in to calm an obvious confrontation.

Legislation, who was sat beneath the Sky Sports activities studio in the course of the match, mentioned Mr Keane was ‘very animated’ and ‘indignant’ all through the sport, including he had ‘by no means actually seen that behaviour from somebody who was working within the Sky field’.

He informed the courtroom: ‘Mr Keane was puffing his cheeks out. He was proper up in opposition to the glass. He was banging on the window.

The clip showed chaotic scenes towards the end of Arsenal's 3-1 victory over Manchester Utd

The clip confirmed chaotic scenes in the direction of the tip of Arsenal’s 3-1 victory over Manchester Utd

Law (in green) claimed Keane (in blue) came at him and repeatedly called him a 'fatty'

Legislation (in inexperienced) claimed Keane (in blue) got here at him and repeatedly referred to as him a ‘fatty’

Keane's colleague Micah Richards (blue) grabs hold of Law (green) then lets him go

Keane’s colleague Micah Richards (blue) grabs maintain of Legislation (inexperienced) then lets him go

‘Mr Keane picked me out and began telling me to see him outdoors. He was pointing to doorways within the field.’

Legislation mentioned he went contained in the stadium to go to the bathroom and encountered Mr Keane who ‘collided into him’.

Prosecutor Simon Jones KC requested Legislation: ‘Are you significantly saying that Roy Keane bumped into the highest of your head?’

Legislation, who cried whereas being questioned, mentioned: ‘I put my head down in a defensive method to guard my face.’

Mr Jones mentioned Legislation’s ‘ridiculous’ defence had ‘modified dramatically’ from a ready assertion he gave to police the day after the incident.

Requested concerning the obvious variations on this assertion, Legislation replied: ‘I might had no sleep – I used to be responsible by media.

‘It was the worst evening of my life.’

Roy Keane was known for his hard man image right from the beginning of his career. Pictured playing for Nottingham Forest in 1992

Roy Keane was identified for his onerous man picture proper from the start of his profession. Pictured enjoying for Nottingham Forest in 1992

Keane was known to be involved in regular pushing and showing with his opponents on the football field

Keane was identified to be concerned in common pushing and exhibiting along with his opponents on the soccer discipline

Legislation, a civil engineer, mentioned he had been an Arsenal fan ‘from start’ and mentioned his Emirates Stadium season ticket was his ‘prized possession’.

He informed the courtroom: ‘It is the principle a part of my social circle. My spouse organises her diary round Arsenal fixtures as a result of she is aware of I will be there.’

The courtroom additionally heard how Legislation was seated near the glass-fronted Sky Sports activities studio when he made an ‘obscene gesture’ in the direction of the ex-footballer.

Legislation admitted making a ‘w-ker signal’ in the direction of Keane and demonstrated the gesture for the advantage of the courtroom.

However he claimed he was dashing to the bathroom when the previous Man Utd legend ambushed him and referred to as him a ‘fats c-‘.

The civil engineer denied however was convicted of widespread assault by District Decide Angus Hamilton at Highbury Nook Magistrates’ Court docket.

The decide mentioned: ‘I do submit he has been untruthful.

‘I’m positive Mr Legislation assaulted Mr Keane on 3 September and that assault was deliberate.’

Keane, who gave the courtroom his career as ‘pundit, allegedly’ informed the three day trial the drive of Legislation’s headbutt despatched him sprawling backwards by way of some doorways leaving him in shock.

Scott Law, 43, pictured arriving at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court last week

Scott Legislation, 43, pictured arriving at Highbury Nook Magistrates’ Court docket final week

‘I did not count on that to occur, not after I was within the office,’ he mentioned.

Footage performed in courtroom confirmed the previous footballer allegedly throwing an elbow at Legislation’s face within the brawl however the former footballer denied this was intentional.

Keane, who was left bruised, informed the courtroom he noticed the attacker being restrained by Richards, who was attempting to ensure he did not run away.

Richards mentioned he was in ‘disbelief’ at what he witnessed and stepped in.

‘I felt sorry for Roy, simply due to the truth that you have come to work to do your job and you’ve got been assaulted.

‘I might see he was bodily shaken up, so that you do no matter a buddy or colleague would do – step in and attempt to assist the state of affairs.

‘I type of grabbed him and pushed him in the direction of additional out of the hall,’ mentioned Richards.

‘I used to be principally attempting to restrain him till safety might take care of the matter.’

Giving proof Legislation mentioned he noticed Keane within the hall when he was on his solution to the bathroom.

‘I flip into the hall – I lookup and see Mr Keane coming in the direction of me,’ he mentioned.

‘He mentioned: ‘Say it to my face you fats c***.’

‘He was indignant and his face was purple.’

Scott Law (pictured on March 14) had denied a charge of assault by beating

Scott Legislation (pictured on March 14) had denied a cost of assault by beating

Prosecutors called the attack on Keane (pictured) as 'shocking and unlawful'

Prosecutors referred to as the assault on Keane (pictured) as ‘stunning and illegal’

‘We each stumbled again, and I used to be simply shocked – I used to be shocked.

‘I feel as a result of I put my head down he simply collided with me’.

Describing the fracas with Richards, Legislation mentioned that he was ‘completely petrified’.

He added: ‘His head was in my face, no-one had requested any questions of what had gone on, they simply presumed I might completed one thing mistaken.’

The married dad fled the scene following the brawl, as Keane yelled for somebody to name the police.

He was arrested the next day.

Legislation fought again tears as he informed the courtroom that he later skilled ‘the worst evening of my life.

‘I arrive dwelling, (my spouse) says wait outdoors till I’ve put the kids to mattress as a result of she did not need them to see how I seemed.

‘Information had broke that somebody had attacked Roy Keane, within the media and all over the place.

 ‘I took two sleeping tablets and I didn’t sleep for one second.’

Prosecutor Simon Jones KC informed the courtroom Legislation was ‘intent on violence’ in the direction of Mr Keane.

He mentioned: ‘There was distraction as to Roy Keane’s enjoying profession, that ended 18 years in the past.

‘Even cross-examination of a purple card he acquired for an incident with Gareth Southgate in 1995.

Manchester United forward Alejandro Garnacho, seen here taking on Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in last September's match, had a late goal disallowed following a VAR review

Manchester United ahead Alejandro Garnacho, seen right here taking over Arsenal on the Emirates Stadium in final September’s match, had a late aim disallowed following a VAR evaluation

‘Roy Keane was about to go stay on air to tens of millions to provide full-time evaluation of that sport – the concept he would search confrontation in the best way that has been described lacks credibility.

‘It can’t be cheap, we recommend, that for a headbutt with such drive as to firstly bruise and to then impression on Mr Keane to the extent of him flying by way of the double doorways, that can not be justified or lawful.

‘Why on earth would Roy Keane run himself into this man?

‘After all the courtroom will inevitably wish to contemplate the truth that Mr Legislation might merely have walked away.

‘He selected not to try this.

‘He selected to provide Roy Keane no likelihood, and he head-butted Roy Keane forcefully.’

Mr Jones added that Legislation was ‘overvalued’ and noticed purple ‘when he sees the person who captained Manchester United.

‘From the second that he noticed Roy Keane, we are saying he was intent on violence – that’s the actuality of the case.

‘The concept that placing your head in the direction of the bottom is defending your self when you may both stroll away or stroll round, or certainly simply put your palms up, is missing credibility’.

Legislation, of Waltham Abbey, Essex, denied widespread assault.

Arsenal went on to win 3-1 with objectives from Declan Rice, Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Jesus cancelling out Marcus Rashford’s opener.

Kevin Christie, Crown Prosecution Service London North Soccer Lead Prosecutor, mentioned: ‘This gratuitous and mindless act of violence was fully unacceptable.

‘When anybody attends a soccer match, both to work or to help a group, they need to be capable to really feel protected and safe in that atmosphere.

‘The Crown Prosecution Service works in shut partnership with the police to make sure that all perpetrators of violence at soccer grounds are dropped at justice.’

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