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Sheffield United's Oli McBurnie and Rhian Brewster charged by police over play-off incidents - The Athletic

Sheffield United strikers Rhian Brewster and Oli McBurnie have been charged by police over incidents at the end of the club's play-off semi-final defeat...

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Sheffield United strikers Rhian Brewster and Oli McBurnie have been charged by police over incidents at the end of the club's play-off semi-final defeat to Nottingham Forest.

Video footage emerged of the pair during a pitch invasion at the City Ground that saw United captain Billy Sharp assaulted by a home fan who was subsequently jailed.

Both McBurnie and Brewster were later interviewed by officers. The United pair deny the charges.

A spokesman for United said: "Sheffield United is disappointed to learn that Rhian Brewster and Oli McBurnie have been charged following the incidents that took place at the EFL Championship play-off semi-final second leg against Nottingham Forest last month.

"Both players voluntarily engaged in interviews with Nottinghamshire Police in the aftermath of the fixture which saw their team-mate, Billy Sharp, the victim of assault in the chaos which followed the final whistle.

"Brewster and McBurnie strenuously deny the charges brought against them. Manager Paul Heckingbottom, who wrote letters to the League Managers' Association, the Professional Footballers' Association, the EFL and FA following a number of pitch invasions last month, including one involving Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira, is continuing discussions with key stakeholders in a bid to better protect players and staff in their place of work."

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