The Arsenal fan who ran onto the pitch to attack Manchester United’s Chris Smalling on Sunday is Tyson Fury’s cousin named Gary Cooper.
The fan jumped onto the field at the Emirates, ran over Smalling and pushed him during Arsenal’s 2-0 win over United.
According to Cooper, he intended to celebrate Aubameyang’s goal and Smalling was simply in his way.
However, he was later ashamed of his actions and apologized to the United player.
“I am just so ashamed and have let myself and my family down,” Cooper told MailOnline.
“What happened was out of character. I am still in shock and feel awful. I want to apologies to Chris Smalling, Manchester United and to Arsenal. “I got caught up in the emotion of the game and made a foolish mistake to run on to the pitch. “I had no intention of approaching Chris Smalling. He happened to be there as I ran to congratulate the Arsenal players.”
He also sensationally revealed to MailOnline that he is a cousin of undefeated heavyweight boxing star Tyson Fury.
“We were close as kids but do not see so much of him now,” Cooper continued. But I am very proud of what he has done.”