A man has been arrested on suspicion of assault after Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp was attacked when Nottingham Forest fans spilled onto the pitch at the end of Tuesday’s Championship play-off semi-final.
Nottinghamshire Police Chief Inspector Paul Hennessy said: “A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault in connection with this incident. He remains in custody and will be questioned by officers. Footage shared on social media appears to show a supporter running at the 36-year-old former Forest striker and knocking him to the ground.
Posting on Twitter this morning, the 36-year-old said: “One mindless idiot ruined what was an unbelievable night of football.“Congratulations to Nottingham Forest on their victory and good luck in the final.“As an ex-Forest player I will not let one scumbag ruin my respect for the Forest fans and I am Incredibly proud to be captain of this group of Sheffield United players, they gave their all and can hold their heads up high. We will be back and go again. Thanks for all your messages and support after the incident.”