Sheffield United stars Rhian Brewster and Oli McBurnie are charged after Nottingham Forest pitch invasion at Championship play-off semi-final
Sheffield United stars Rhian Brewster and Oli McBurnie have been charged by police over alleged incidents that passed off following the fall-out after their Championship play-off semi-final with Nottingham Forest.
In an announcement on the membership’s web site, Sheffield United FC mentioned it was ‘upset’ that the 2 gamers have been charged.
The membership added that Brewster, 22, and McBurnie, 26, each ‘strenuously deny’ the allegations in opposition to them, having attended voluntary interviews with Nottinghamshire Police.
The costs, which have but to be specified, relate to alleged incidents on the pitch on the Metropolis Floor in Nottingham after Sheffield United misplaced on penalties to Forest on Could 28.
House followers stormed the Metropolis Floor area on the remaining whistle, throughout which fellow Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp was attacked by Forest season ticket holder Robert Biggs.
Biggs, 30, pleaded responsible to assault occasioning precise bodily hurt and was jailed for twenty-four weeks final month.
An official assertion launched by United mentioned: ‘Sheffield United Soccer Membership is upset to be taught that Rhian Brewster and Oli McBurnie have been charged following the incidents that passed off on the EFL Championship play-off semi-final second leg in opposition to Nottingham Forest final month.
‘Each gamers voluntarily engaged in interviews with Nottinghamshire Police within the aftermath of the fixture which noticed their team-mate, Billy Sharp, the sufferer of assault within the chaos which adopted the ultimate whistle.
‘Brewster and McBurnie strenuously deny the costs introduced in opposition to them and soccer supervisor Paul Heckingbottom, who wrote letters to the League Managers’ Affiliation, the Skilled Footballers’ Affiliation, the EFL and FA following numerous pitch invasions final month, together with one involving Crystal Palace supervisor Patrick Vieira, is continuous discussions with key stakeholders in a bid to raised shield gamers and workers of their place of job.’
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