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Violent attack in the championship playoff game: Forrest won on penalties, the crowd burst onto the field, one of the fans attacked and was later arrested by the police



Shock in England: Ohad burst onto the pitch, hitting the Sheffield United star hard in the face

Violent attack in the championship playoff game: Forrest won on penalties, the crowd burst onto the field, one of the fans attacked and was later arrested by the police.

A Sheffield coach, who was involved in another incident, said: "Sharp is shocked, he needs stitches."

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Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 10:02 Updated: 11:03

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Summary: Nottingham Forest - Sheffield United 2: 3 on penalties (Sport 1)

England police arrested a football fan last night (Tuesday-Wednesday) who violently attacked Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp at the end of the playoff game between Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United as part of the English Premier League playoffs.

Television footage showed the fan running towards Sharp after he burst onto the pitch, and slammed hard into the face of the footballer, who was standing on the lines.

Nottingham won 2: 3 on penalties, after a cumulative 3: 3 in both games.

It should be noted that the atmosphere between the teams heated up even before the incident, with clashes between the players.

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A Sheffield United coach later said Sharp needed medical attention, and doctors even had to stitch his injured face.

"We saw our player attacked," said Paul Kingbottom.

The coach added: "How can it be that a person comes to his workplace, and is attacked in such a way. We hear for years trying to address problems, but in reality doing nothing and we are the ones who absorb and get hurt. It illustrates everything that does not work here."

The spirits in the game had heated up even before that

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Sharp, who is not at all involved in the game due to injury, is considered one of the great symbols of Sheffield United in the 21st century.

Born and raised in the city, he played in the youth department of the Blades and began his professional career in uniform.

Until 2010 he managed to record two terms on the team and then took the baton and wore the uniforms of Southampton, Reading, Doncaster, Leeds and also those of Nottingham Forest - where he played in 2012/13.



In 2015 he returned to Sheffield United and has been there ever since.

His seven years on the team included promotions from the League One to the Championship and the Championship to the Premier League, as well as one relegation from the Premier League.

In total, he scored 126 goals in 322 appearances in all settings in the Blades uniform.



In 2011, while playing for Doncaster, England got excited with him when he chose to play two days after the death of his two-year-old son.

Sharp scored against Middlesbrough and revealed a shirt that read, "This is for you, son."

Nottingham Forest fans break onto the pitch after defeating Sheffield United in the Championship play-offs (Photo: GettyImages, Michael Regan)

Nottingham Forest fans break onto the pitch after defeating Sheffield United in the Championship play-offs (Photo: GettyImages, Michael Regan)

Nottingham have announced that the fan will of course be banned and his entry into the stadium will be banned: "The club wants to apologize to Billy Sharp, we have cooperated with the authorities to help catch him, and he is of course banned by the club".

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