Football: Police probe Walcott coin attack
Published on Feb 3, 2014 11:26 PM
LONDON (AFP) - Police said on Monday they were looking for three men accused of pelting Arsenal's Theo Walcott with coins during last month's north London derby against Tottenham Hotspur.
The 24-year-old England winger came under attack as he was carried off on a stretcher after injuring his knee during the FA Cup tie at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium on Jan 4.
Stewards and ambulance staff were also hit by the coins, in a confrontation that saw Walcott make a "2-0" gesture with his hands in retaliation, referring to the scoreline.
His knee injury means he will be out of action for six months and so miss going to this year's World Cup in Brazil with England.
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