Sheff Utd stars Oli McBurnie and Rhian Brewster charged by police after Championship semi-final play-off pitch invasion

Bycengizadabags

Jun 23, 2022

SHEFFIELD UNITED pair Oli McBurnie and Rhian Brewster have been charged by Nottinghamshire Police following last month’s Championship play-off semi-final.

Nottingham Forest’s victory over the Blades cued a mass pitch invasion by home fans, which saw Billy Sharp assaulted by a Forest supporter.

Oli McBurnie has been charged by Nottinghamshire PolicePA

PABlades striker Brewster has also been charged[/caption]

A Sheffield United club statement today said McBurnie and Brewster both “strenuously deny the charges” brought against them by police.

McBurnie was caught on camera appearing to “stamp” on a fan after the match.

The statement read: “Sheffield United Football Club is disappointed to learn that Rhian Brewster and Oli McBurnie have been charged following the incidents that took place at the EFL Championship play-off semi-final second leg against Nottingham Forest last month.

“Both players voluntarily engaged in interviews with Nottinghamshire Police in the aftermath of the fixture which saw their team-mate, Billy Sharp, the victim of assault in the chaos which followed the final whistle.

READ MORE IN FOOTBALL

TOP OF THE FLOPS
Biggest flop XI in Prem history as £97.5m Lukaku nears Chelsea loan exit

HOLDING COURT
Courtois shares steamy kiss with bikini-clad model fiancee on yacht in Ibiza

“Brewster and McBurnie strenuously deny the charges brought against them and football manager Paul Heckingbottom, who wrote letters to the League Managers’ Association, the Professional Footballers’ Association, the EFL and FA following a number of pitch invasions last month, including one involving Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira, is continuing discussions with key stakeholders in a bid to better protect players and staff in their place of work.”

More to follow…

Most read in Championship

JAIL THREAT

Katie Price begged sister to move wedding forward in case she goes to jail

NOT FAIR

Love Island fans beg producers to step in as Luca and Jacques ‘BULLY’ Ekin-Su

FLIGHTMARE

Warning for Brits off to 5 countries this weekend – including Spain and Portugal

SOAP STRUGGLES

Soap stars who went off the rails including Enders legend jailed for murder

TRULY BLESSED

GMB in chaos as Brian Blessed silences ‘rotten pig’ Richard Madeley

‘IT’S SICKENING’

Dumped Love Islander Amber quits Twitter after cruel trolling

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: