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.

Thursday, 28th March 2019, 5:45 am
Updated Thursday, 28th March 2019, 5:48 am
Fernando Forestieri (Pic: Steve Ellis)

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.

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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.