Oli McBurnie arrested over fan 'stamp' video after play-off semi-final loss 1 month ago

Oli McBurnie arrested over fan 'stamp' video after play-off semi-final loss

Police confirmed that a 25-year-old man had been arrested

Sheffield United striker Oli McBurnie has been arrested and interviewed over a video which appeared to show him stamping on a fan after the Blades' Championship play-off semi-final against Nottingham Forest.

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As reported by the Telegraph, police confirmed that a 25-year-old man - which Telegraph Sport report is McBurnie - had been held on suspicion of assault on Thursday before being released on bail.

Police began an investigation after a clip was shared on social media which appeared to show the Scotland international stamping on a fan on the ground during a pitch invasion at the City Ground.

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Nottinghamshire Police release statement

Nottinghamshire Police said in a statement: "Police investigating a disturbance at the end of a football match have arrested and interviewed a suspect.

"Officers have been reviewing the contents of a social media video showing an incident at the end of Tuesday’s play off semi-final match between Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United at the City Ground.

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"A 25-year-old man presented himself to police this afternoon (Thursday) and was arrested on suspicion of assault. He has since been released on police bail."

Detective Inspector Nicholas Hall added: "We are working hard to understand the sequence of events depicted in this video and have now interviewed a suspect.

"As our investigation continues we would like to speak [to] any other witnesses who have not yet come forward."

Scotland striker previously denied stamping on fan

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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.

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