LONDON — Manchester City are considering legal action after Sergio “Kun” Aguero claimed he was assaulted by a Wigan fan.
Aguero sat down with club officials and lawyers on Tuesday to discuss the ugly scenes at the end of City’s FA Cup fifth round 1-0 defeat at DW Stadium a day earlier.
The Argentina international was seen reacting angrily to a fan who approached him, even though he had previously not responded to provocation from at least one other supporter.
And he has told the club the fan, who walked up and faced him, shouted obscenities and then spat in his ear — which would be considered common assault, reported Manchester Evening News.
Aguero lunged towards the fan, and both men raised their hands, although neither landed a punch.
Wigan defender Chey Dunkley, who had been chatting to Aguero as they walked off the pitch — and is believed to have been asking for a shirt swap — intervened.
This kept the Argentine away from the fan until City backroom staff hustled him away.
New video footage showed hundreds of jubilant Wigan fans running onto the pitch to celebrate a historic win, some made a beeline for disappointed City players.
One can be seen running behind Aguero and appearing to take a swipe towards the back of his head, which did not seem to connect.
Two more dashed up and got selfies with the player, who again did not react.
Then a fan in a green jacket ran straight up to Aguero, who reacted with anger.
The Citizens are considering a complaint to police over the matter.
The club has already expressed its unhappiness with the level of security at the stadium.
Most fans celebrated their win in the centre of the pitch but a sizeable number made it to the away end, and began taunting the 4,000 travelling support.
That led to missiles being thrown, while angry City fans tore up advertising hoardings and chucked them towards stewards and police.
Two were subsequently arrested for an affray outside the ground as rival fans clashed again. — Agencies