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Leon Bailey Accused of Assault After Refusal to Take a Selfie with Fan Turns Ugly in Villa Corporate Box

Leon Bailey Accused of Assault After Refusal to Take a Selfie with Fan Turns Ugly in Villa Corporate Box

Aston Villa got their season back on track after a disappointing result against Newcastle United as they suffered an embarrassing 5-1 defeat against the Magpies.

Villa, however, were able to avenge their humiliation and get back to winning ways under Unai Emery as they breezed past Everton and handed them a reality check, defeating them 4-0 with goals from Dougla Luiz, John Mcginn, Jhon Duran and Leon Bailey.

A victorious and rather joyous day at the Villa Park soon got clouded by a major controversy that took place post-game between a fan and one of the goal scorers, Leon Bailey.

The incident that is being investigated by West Midlands police between the Villa attacker and a fan, alleges Bailey was the one who assaulted the fan physically causing them to report the incident to the police.

The incident took place at the corporate boxes at Villa Park, where the fan as mentioned before asked the Jamaican international for a selfie with his child, who was celebrating his 5th birthday at the football stadium.

However, Bailey declined to take the photo and this led to the argument and confrontation between the two which ended with the Bailey pushing the fan to the ground.

The alleged incident is said to have been caught on CCTV and seen by numerous witnesses. West Midlands police are looking into the matter but declined to give a comment when approached on Sunday night. The fan gave a statement at the scene.

Bailey’s pregnant partner and four-year-old son were believed to be in close proximity to the alleged incident.

A statement from West Midlands Police read: “We’re investigating after a man at Aston Villa Football Club was allegedly assaulted at just after 5pm yesterday (Sunday). “Officers will be speaking to all those involved, and we are liaising with officials at the club to establish the full circumstances. Enquiries are on-going. “

Football is a sport where the fans either adore you or are on your case all the time, players are often flooded by fans asking for autographs and photographs, some are polite and as per correct etiquette in their approach, while others can be forceful and provocative but it is the players responsibility to not let the moment get better of them and not engage in physical confrontation as they are representing the club they play for. Bailey could be looking at a hefty fine and even a match ban for his actions.