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 happened 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 stated it was ‘disillusioned’ that the 2 gamers have been charged.
The membership added that Brewster, 22, and McBurnie, 26, each ‘strenuously deny’ the allegations towards 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 City Ground in Nottingham after Sheffield United misplaced on penalties to Forest on May 28.
Home followers stormed the City Ground discipline on the ultimate 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 stated: ‘Sheffield United Football Club is disillusioned to study that Rhian Brewster and Oli McBurnie have been charged following the incidents that happened on the EFL Championship play-off semi-final second leg towards Nottingham Forest final month.
‘Both 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 fees introduced towards them and soccer supervisor Paul Heckingbottom, who wrote letters to the League Managers’ Association, the Professional Footballers’ Association, the EFL and FA following plenty of 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 business.’