Oli McBurnie: Man arrested as part of a police probe into incident involving Sheffield United striker

Oli McBurnie: Man arrested as part of a police probe into incident involving Sheffield United striker

A man has been arrested as part of a police probe into video footage circulating online involving Sheffield United striker Oli McBurnie.

McBurnie has been accused of “stamping” on a Nottingham Forest fan during the Championship play-off semi-final on Tuesday night.

Footage emerged on Wednesday of McBurnie appearing to tangle with a fan on the pitch as he lay on the floor, and a Nottingham Forest fan is heard saying “the Sheffield United player just stamped on him”.

It is not clear whether McBurnie connected with the supporter or not.

A 25-year-old man presented himself to police on Thursday afternoon and was arrested on suspicion of assault, Nottinghamshire Police confirmed. He has since been released on police bail.

Detective Inspector Nicholas Hall, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We are working hard to understand the sequence of events depicted in this video and have now interviewed a suspect.

“As our investigation continues we would like to speak any other witnesses who have not yet come forward.”

The FA is aware of the footage involving McBurnie and is looking into it.

Sky Sports News have verified from separate sources, including an eye-witness, that the Sheffield United player involved is McBurnie.

On Wednesday evening, McBurnie endorsed a tweet by a Sheffield United fan that says: “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%”.

Sky Sports News has also approached McBurnie’s representatives for comment but they are yet to respond.

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