Sheffield Wednesday striker Fernando Forestieri due in court over pre-season brawl

Sheffield Wednesday footballer Fernando Forestieri is due to stand trial today over an incident at the end of a pre-season friendly.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 28th March 2019, 7:21 pm

The striker was charged in relation to a post-match brawl on July 24 last year after a friendly against Mansfield Town.

He has pleaded not guilty to racially aggravated harassment and a further charge of using threatening words and behaviour.

The Argentinian-born forward was allegedly involved in a melee at the final whistle of the game, which ended in a 2-1 win for the Stags.

Forestieri, 29, is due to appear at Mansfield Magistrates' Court his morning.