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Man arrested after attack on Tottenham fan following FA Cup tie

A man has been arrested after a Tottenham Hotspur supporter was left with potentially damaged eyesight after being attacked in Wembley following the FA Cup semifinal against Chelsea.

The 21-year-old man was detained on May 9 and has since been released from custody while police continue their investigation.

Michael Voller, 23, suffered injuries including a broken cheekbone, eye socket and skull after police said he was punched by a Spurs fan who "mistakenly believed... he was a rival Chelsea supporter."

Voller, who worked as a gardener at Tottenham's Hotspur Way training base until last year, was attacked outside a restaurant on Engineers Way, near Wembley Stadium, on the evening of the match.

His father, Chris Voller, said his son's attacker had made a "big mistake" by attacking "one of their own", adding: "It takes someone rotten to do something like this.

"The mindless thug needs to be caught before it happens to someone else."

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Michael, who was attending the match with a group of friends, was walking past the restaurant when he was targeted by another group of Tottenham fans walking in the opposite direction.

"It is believed that one of the group mistakenly believed Michael was a rival Chelsea supporter and punched him."

Dan is ESPN FC's Tottenham correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @Dan_KP.


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