Noel Gallagher was accidentally hit in the head by the Manchester City player’s father
Noel Gallagher has revealed he needs stitches after he was accidentally hit in the head by Manchester City player Rúben Dias’ father during the team’s title celebrations yesterday (May 22).
City won the Premier League title in dramatic circumstances yesterday, coming from 2-0 behind in five minutes to beat Aston Villa 3-2 and secure the victory needed to beat Liverpool to the title.
As Gallagher revealed to TalkSPORT in an interview this morning (May 23), the Oasis man sat next to the players’ families for the game at the Etihad Stadium, and “an absolute ruckus” broke out when German midfielder Ilkay Gündoğan scored the winning goal.
He said: “As the third goal goes in, on the right, there is an absolute ruckus. As you can imagine, in the stadium we’re sitting in, Rúben Dias’ family is in the box, a few boxes up.
“So I jump like an idiot, I pass my 11-year-old son like the Premier League trophy, everyone lifts him up, and I turn around and Rúben Dias’ dad rushes at me – headbutts me while I’m on the ground covered in blood.
Gallagher continued, “I can’t see the last two minutes – I have to get taken down by St. John Ambulance and get stitched up. I have stitches on my upper lip, I have two black eyes. As I walk down the hall Pep is crying and we kind of kissed and he said, “What’s up with your face?”
He added: “If you saw me today I look like I came back to the 80s house of Elland Road. Looks like I got my head smashed. It’ is unbelievable. A lot of City fans ask, ‘How are you? What happened?’ and I said, ‘You’ll never guess’.
Gallagher then confirmed that Dias’ father left with ‘no marks on him’, saying: ‘He’s a big bear of a man – he almost knocked my teeth out. days go by at the Etihad, it must be among the best.
In 2019, Gallagher was at the center of celebrations as City celebrated winning the Premier League for the second consecutive year. As ‘Wonderwall’ played over the speakers at the Amex Stadium in Brighton and Hove Albion, where City won their last game, Noel was seen celebrating amongst the traveling City fans – and singing the lyrics to the piece from 1995.
Elsewhere, Noel’s brother Liam argued with pundit and former Liverpool player Jamie Carragher after the title win. “What are you saying Carra you [bell] end,” Gallagher tweeted at one point. Carragher quickly hit back, saying Man City ‘would never win the Champions League’ and that ‘Oasis is crap compared to the Beatles’.