Sheffield United star Oli McBurnie ‘attacked insurance broker after he joked about being relegated’

AN insurance broker was allegedly clobbered by football star Oli McBurnie after poking fun at him for getting relegated.

Elliott Wright, 21, was with pals when he saw the £20million ace arguing with a woman.

Premier League ace Oli McBurnie seemingly stamps on a mobile

He claimed he joked with the Sheffield United player: “Chill out mate. It can’t be worse than getting relegated.”

Elliott recorded the Premier League striker on his mobile, with footage capturing the Scotland international striding up to him and apparently attacking him.

The 24-second clip — which went viral with more than half a million views on social media — shows bearded McBurnie, 24, knocking the phone from Elliott’s hand and stamping on it.

He then knees and punches the Leeds United fan, who suffered a black eye and cuts to his face in the bust-up on Saturday evening in Knaresborough, North Yorks.

Sheffield United’s striker McBurnie appears to march on Elliott
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Elliott Wright’s injuries were visible today[/caption]

Elliott said: “I saw him arguing with this girl. I was with two mates and he was getting a bit aggressive and loud. I said as a joke, ‘Chill out mate, it can’t be worse than getting relegated’.

“He seemed all right at first. He was saying, ‘Put your phone away, lads’. I said, ‘Why would I want to put my phone away?’

“Then he’s smacked me. He has hit me a few times and one of my mates dragged him off. Him, the girl and another lad walked off.”

Elliott, of Harrogate, North Yorks, did not need hospital treatment and admitted: “I was just a bit messed up to be honest.”


Oli McBurnie on the pitch in his Sheffield United kit[/caption]

The £20,000-a-week forward, fined last year £30,000 for drink-driving, is currently injured after breaking his foot last month and is a doubt for Scotland’s squad for next month’s Euros.

His club is investigating the incident.

North Yorkshire Police say they will also investigate if a complaint is made.


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