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Kirkland shocked by fan attack

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Kirkland shocked by fan attack (©GettyImages)
Kirkland shocked by fan attack (©GettyImages).

Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland has spoken of his shock at being attacked by a Leeds fan at Hillsborough - and urged the authorities to take swift action to prevent a repeat.

Kirkland was attacked after Michael Tonge's 76th-minute equaliser for Leeds. The fan shoved him strongly in the face with both hands, knocking him over.

Former England keeper Kirkland said in a statement released by Wednesday: "I thought he was going to give me some abuse but then suddenly he came at me with both hands and I was stunned."

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