Oli McBurnie: Watch moment Sheffield United star appears to stamp on fan - as police make contact over video

Sheffield United star Oli McBurnie has reportedly been told he will be arrested if he does not attend a meeting with police over a video of him appearing to stamp on a Nottingham Forest fan.

By Darren Burke
Thursday, 19th May 2022, 3:55 pm

Footage has been circulated which appears to show the striker stamping on a supporter during a pitch invasion following the Blades’ Championship play-off semi-final defeat by Nottingham Forest.

And he risks arrest if he does not attend, according to the broadcaster’s Rob Dorsett.

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A clip from the video which appears to show Oli McBurnie stamping on a Nottingham Forest fan.

He wrote on Twitter: “Oli McBurnie has been requested to attend a meeting with Nottinghamshire Police after accusations that he stamped on a #nffc fan during pitch invasion.

“If McBurnie doesn’t attend voluntarily he will be arrested. He’s professed his innocence on social media.”

McBurnie endorsed a tweet by a Sheffield United fan on Wednesday evening that said: "Wish that video was in full context - looks more like he was trying to step over him with one bad leg! Could be wrong!"

McBurnie replied with a '100' emoji, which is often used on social media to mean '100 per cent'.

The Blades' promotion hopes were ended at the City Ground after they were beaten on penalties following a thrilling two-legged tie that ended 3-3 on aggregate.

After Forest's place in the Championship play-off final was confirmed, thousands of supporters invaded the pitch from the stands to celebrate.

However, the night was marred when Blades captain Billy Sharp, who was watching the penalties from the touchline, was viciously attacked by a home supporter.

The Derbyshire-based thug was filmed running headlong into Sharp and headbutting him, sending the popular player reeling backwards and crashing onto the pitch.

The attack has been condemned by both clubs and both sets of supporters and has been criticised throughout the world of football.

A supporter, who appeared to be filming the McBurnie scenes on his phone, can be heard shouting: "Sheffield United player just stamped!"

A Sheffield United spokesman refused to comment.