Man arrested after Oli McBurnie street bust-up video goes viral

A man has been arrested after a video appearing to show Sheffield United striker Oli McBurnie in a street bust up went viral.

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 10:48 am
Oli McBurnie (Photo: Getty)
Oli McBurnie (Photo: Getty)

The 24 second clip, filmed in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, appears to show Sheffield United striker McBurnie involved in a brawl with 21-year-old insurance broker Elliott Wright.

It is claimed that the Scottish international was goaded about Sheffield United’s relegation from the Premier League before violence flared.

A man is seen stamping on a mobile phone, which was dropped to the ground during the incident.

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The clip has been seen more than half a million times on social media.

Mr Wright, from Harrogate, has been photographed in public with a black eye following the incident, which Sheffield United said it has been made aware of.

North Yorkshire Police said: “A 24-year-old man from Knaresborough has been arrested in connection with an incident which involved another man being assaulted.

“The 21-year-old victim sustained facial injuries during the incident, which happened shortly before 8.30pm on Saturday, May 8 on High Street in Knaresborough.

“The 24-year-old arrested man remains in custody at this time.”

McBurnie, a £20,000-a-week forward is currently out injured after suffering a stress fracture in United’s 3-0 defeat to Arsenal last month.

He was fined £28,500 and banned from driving for a year last July for drink driving in Leeds.

The £20 million footballer pleaded guilty at Leeds Magistrates' Court.

Anyone who witnessed the Knaresborough incident should call North Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote reference number 12210115038.

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