Oasis legend and die-hard Man City fan Noel Gallagher has revealed he needs stitches after being hit in the head by Ruben Dias’ father during the Premier League title celebrations on Sunday.
City staged an incredible late comeback to beat Aston Villa 2-0 and propel Liverpool to the title with three goals in five minutes.
It sparked wild celebrations among players and fans, but perhaps none crazier than the former Oasis star – who needed an ambulance and missed the final moments thanks to the City defender’s father Dias .
“Let me tell you what happened to me yesterday,” Gallagher told talkSPORT.
“As the third goal comes in, there is absolute chaos in the stadium.
“Where we are sitting, Ruben Dias’ family is a few boxes away. I hop around like an idiot, I pass my son like the Premier League trophy, everyone lifts it.
“I turn around, Ruben Dias’ father comes straight at me, headbutts me, I’m on the ground, covered in blood.
“I can’t see the last two minutes, I have to be taken down by the St. John Ambulance to sew me up.
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“I have stitches on my upper lip, two black eyes. As I walk down the hallway, Pep comes running crying and we hug.
“He said, ‘What’s with your face?’ And I said, ‘Go and be with your players!’
“If you saw me today, I look like I’m back from the 80s in Elland Road, I look like my head was smashed. It’s incredible.
“A lot of City fans ask me what happened and I just say, ‘You’ll never guess.
“There is no mark on him [Dias’ dad]. It’s a big bear. It almost knocked my teeth out.
“I have rehearsals today, but the good thing is that I have three Liverpool fans in my band!”
Gallagher was on tour when Sergio Aguero scored a dramatic winner to win the title ten years ago, but told talkSPORT Sunday was there for drama.
The title victory was City’s sixth of the Premier League era, making them the second most successful team since their inception in 1992.