Noel Gallagher, the former member of the Oasis group, had a complicated late afternoon at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. Interviewed by talkSPORT On Monday, the English guitarist and singer who is a huge Manchester City fan, said he was hurt in the face by an unintentional header from the father of Ruben Dias as the two men celebrated the Sky Blues’ third goal against Aston Villa (3-2), the one who offered his eighth title of champion of England to the Mancunian club. In the collective euphoria, the father of the Portuguese defender knocked out the 54-year-old Englishman who had to be taken to hospital to be stitched up.
«At the stadium it was crazy, on the third goal there is absolute chaos. Rúben Dias’ family was sitting a little higher. I turned around jumping like an idiot, I carry my son like the Premier League trophy, everyone lifts him. And when I turn around, Ruben Dias’ father kicks me, I’m on the ground, covered in blood. They took me to the hospital in an ambulance. They put sutures on my lip and my eyes are black. Looks like they broke my head. Dias’ father? He’s a big man, he looks like a bear. He almost broke my teeth… In the locker room I found Guardiola, he asked me what had happened and I told him to go celebrate his title with his players.explained Noel Gallagher.
🙌 “There’s absolute bedlam! I’m jumping around like an idiot.”
🩸 “Ruben Dias’ dad runs into me, I’m on the floor covered in blood!”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) May 23, 2022