The former Oasis member recently revealed that he was left covered in blood and he required stitches after he got headbutted by Premier League giants, Manchester City player Ruben Dias’ dad during the team’s title celebrations back in May. The Etihad went wild on the final day of last season after City’s epic comeback against Aston Villa secured them the Premier League crown.
Noel Gallagher recalls the incident
The visitors were leading 2-0 with just 15 minutes left before three goals in five minutes put the champions ahead. Pep Guardiola’s men ran down the minutes to seal their second successive title after finishing just one point ahead of Liverpool. The City boss burst into tears at the final whistle. At the same time, fans flooded the pitch to mob their idols.
Oasis legend Gallagher ended up with a bloodied face following City’s third goal. That’s after he was accidentally headbutted by the father of City defender Dias.
Gallagher told TalkSport: “Let me tell you what happened to me yesterday. As the third goal goes in, there is absolute bedlam in the stadium. Where we sit, Ruben Dias’ family are a couple of boxes up. I’m jumping around like an idiot, passing my son around like the Premier League trophy, everyone’s lifting him up. I turn around, Ruben Dias’ dad runs straight into me, headbutts me, I’m on the floor, covered in blood. I don’t see the last two minutes, I’ve got to get taken down by St John’s Ambulance to get stitched up.”
“I’ve got stitches in my top lip, two black eyes. As I’m going down the corridor, Pep is running up crying and we hug each other. He says, ‘What’s up with your face?’ And I said, ‘Go and be with your players!’ If you saw me today, I look like I’ve just arrived home from the eighties at Elland Road, I look like I’ve had my head smashed in. It’s unbelievable. Lots of City fans are asking me what happened and I’m just saying, ‘You’ll never guess’. There’s not a mark on him [Dias’ dad]. He’s a big bear of a man. He almost knocked my teeth out. I’ve got rehearsals today, but the good thing about that is I’ve got three Liverpool fans in my band!”