The incident was one of a number of ugly scenes at Hillsborough during the 1-1
draw with Leeds
United, which was televised.
Gloucestershire Police said the man was arrested in Cheltenham shortly before
A spokesman said: "The investigation is being led by South Yorkshire
Police. The man currently remains in police custody."
Kirkland, who has played for England, was shoved to the ground moments after
conceding an equaliser in the 76th minute.
A hooligan ran from the Leeds fans onto the pitch and pushed Kirkland in the
face, before running back into the crowd.