August 19, 2022

The Sheffield United forward replied to a post on Twitter

Sheffield United forward Oli McBurnie has denied stamping on a pitch-invader after shocking footage emerged from Tuesday’s Championship playoff semi-final.

Paul Heckingbottom’s side were beaten on penalties by Nottingham Forest in the second leg at the City Ground, with goalkeeper Brice Samba’s spot-kick save from Morgan Gibbs-White leading to some unsavoury scenes as home fans invaded the pitch to celebrate the win.

McBurnie apperared to stamp on a pitch invader

Footage circulating on social media appeared to show injured United striker McBurnie jumping and stamping on a Forest fan in the midst of a melee on the pitch.

The shocking clip, which was posted on Twitter by user @brokenkingmusic, appears to capture the supporter in question falling to the floor before McBurnie comes in and stamps on him as he lays helpless on the ground.

The Scotland international was pulled away by one of his teammates and the Forest fan can be seen slowly getting to his feet towards the end of the clip.

Scotland striker denies stamping on fan

Despite being accused of stamping on the fan, McBurnie has denied doing so and instead insinuated that he was trying to step over him on the ground.

A tweet was posted on Twitter which read: “Wish that @oli_mcburnie video was in full context – looks more like he was trying to step over him with one bad leg! Could be wrong!”

McBurnie replied to the post with a ‘100’ emoji, indicating he agrees with that version of events.

Prior to the incident involving McBurnie, United striker and captain Billy Sharp was knocked to the ground by a pitch invader, which has led to the Forest fan in question being arrested.

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Nottinghamshire Police said that a 31-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of assault. He remains in custody and is to be questioned.

FA investigating McBurnie incident

As reported by BBC Sport, the Football Association (FA) is investigating what occurred with the Scottish striker after the match.

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