New footage reveals man yelling abuse Sheffield United star Oli McBurnie before ‘street fight’

New footage apparently showing the lead-up to a street brawl involving Sheffield United striker Oli McBurnie has emerged.

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 5:12 pm
Sheffield United star Oli McBurnie (pic: SWNS)
Sheffield United star Oli McBurnie (pic: SWNS)

It surfaced today after a previous clip, filmed in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire and purportedly showing the striker involved in a brawl with 21-year-old insurance broker Elliott Wright, from Harrogate, went viral.

In the new video, shared via Twitter, a man can be heard shouting: “See you later Oli McBurnie, you **** ****. See you later. Championship will do you nice, mate.

“See you later. You’re not even worth it mate. You’re ****, you’re shit as **** mate.”

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He is then told ‘put your phone away’ before the subject of his abuse, who appears to be McBurnie, approaches.

The new clip sheds fresh light on the incident after the original video showed a man, purported to be McBurnie, stamping on a mobile phone which had been dropped to the ground during a scuffle.

North Yorkshire Police said a 24-year-old man from Knaresborough had been arrested in connection with an incident in which another man was 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 force said.

“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.

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