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“£17 i took back in”- Aaron Ramsdale reacts to being showered with money at Elland Road

Leeds United fans appreciated Aaron Ramsdale's sh*thousery after the match by throwing away money at him.

Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has made huge improvements since moving to the London based club last summer from his former side Sheffield United. The player who was initially termed as ‘overrated’ due to his record transfer fee of £30 Million but has become a fan favourite in no time with his blockbuster performances in between the sticks every single week.

In no time he has replaced German goalkeeper Bernd Leno as the No.1 choice goalkeeper at Arsenal FC and for very valid reasons. However, he is quite a ‘sh*thouser’ as well. In a recent interview, Aaron Ramsdale mentioned a very interesting incident that occurred to him after their encounter against Leeds United about two weeks ago.

Arsenal won the match pretty convincingly, humbling Leeds with a 4-1 scoreline. The match was played at Elland Road, i.e, Leeds United’s home stadium and the fans were definitely not happy with the result. It was then that goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale decided to be ‘cheeky’.

He went up to the Leeds United fans after the match and celebrated in front of them by blowing kisses, rejoicing and winking at the fans. While it angered most of the Leeds United fans who were throwing objects like bottles and lighters at him, some of them were even impressed by Ramsdale’s sh*thousery and they started throwing away money at him which the goalkeeper sincerely collected. Ramsdale revealed that he collected a total of £17 that night from fan pelting.

Fans showered money at Aaron Ramsdale

Aaron Ramsdale

In a podcast with Watford FC goalkeeper Ben Foster, Aaron Ramsdale narrated the whole incident.

He said, “After the first (goal), there were some bottles and stuff thrown… a few lighters, and I chucked them off to the side. The next thing you know, money started coming on”

“I’m looking around and there was one £2 – well, I collected £2s, so I took that. Then there’s quids and 50ps, so I’m picking them up and I put them in my towel, (then) at half time I put them in my towel, I run off and put them in the changing room.”

“Second half comes, a few more come, and then an e-cig comes on just before the penalty. So I’ve gone back in and I’m speaking to Kalvin Phillips, going “your fans must be loaded”

“It was about £17 I pulled off the pitch, and I’ve missed some money! I couldn’t pick them all up – it was about £17 I took back in,” Aaron Ramsdale concluded.

The goalkeeper went on to say that although he has received much abuse from opposition in the Premier League ever since joining Arsenal, it is nothing compared to the environment in the lower leagues as it is much worse out there.

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