Wigan Athletics superb 1-0 victory over Premier League leaders Man City in the FA Cup fifth round at the DW Stadium last night, has sadly been overshadowed by an ugly altercation between a Latics supporter and City striker Sergio Aguero.
At full-time thousands of home supporters ran on to the pitch to celebrate a famous victory for their club. Argentina international Aguero was then seen to be involved in a heated argument with a fan. However it has now been revealed that the supporter allegedly spat in the City players ear and told him to “suck my d*ck!.”
Aguero and his club are said to be taking legal advice as to whether to pursue the matter further.
Wigan Chief executive Jonathan Jackson released a statement earlier today condemning the small number of fans who caused trouble:
“Whilst we appreciate that the vast majority of supporters who ran on to the pitch did so spontaneously to celebrate a famous victory, we were disappointed with the action of a minority of supporters who acted in an inappropriate manner.
“Player and staff safety is of paramount importance and we will conduct a full investigation.”
The game itself had been full of drama, with Fabian Delph controversially being sent off late in the first-half, which resulted in a full scale tunnel bust up at half-time between the staff of each club.
Then late in the second-half with City’s constant pressure looking like finally paying off, Will Grigg broke free to net a excellent finish past Claudio Bravo and send Wigan into the sixth round.