Sheffield stars Rhian Brewster and Oli McBurnie are charged after Nottingham Forest pitch invasionĀ 

Sheffield United stars Rhian Brewster and Oli McBurnie are charged after Nottingham Forest pitch invasion at Championship play-off semi-final

Sheffield United stars Rhian Brewster and Oli McBurnie have been charged by Nottinghamshire Police following incidents that took place at the final whistle of last month’s Championship play-off semi-final.

In a statement on the club’s website, Sheffield United FC said it was ‘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.’

It continued: ‘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, and football 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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