Sheffield United and Scotland star Oli McBurnie is ‘arrested and held in police custody
overnight after he was filmed punching and kicking a man and then stamping on his
phone’ in an ugly altercation at the side of a road
The striker was held by officers from North Yorkshire Police after an insurance broker
Elliott Wright, 21, reported the incident.
The Leeds United fan had been with friends on Saturday evening when he spotted
McBurnie arguing with a girl in the street.
He told him to calm down – and then poked fun at him for his team getting relegated
to the Championship.
Bearded McBurnie, wearing trainers and a tracksuit top and bottoms, was seen in
the video to stride towards Elliott, knock the phone to the ground, and stamp on it
before brutally assaulting him.
The 24-second film – which has been viewed more than a million times –
then shows him kneeling and punching Elliott who was left with a swollen black eye
and cuts to his face.
Elliott said: “We were walking and I saw him arguing with this girl. I was with two of
my mates and he was getting a bit aggressive and getting a bit loud.
“I said chill out mate it can’t be worse than getting relegated as a joke.
“He seemed alright at first. He was saying put your phone away lads, put your phone
away. I said: ‘Why? Why would I want to put my phone away? And then he’s just
smacked me. “He has hit me a few times and one of my mates has dragged him
off me and he and the girl and another lad all walked off. He put his hood up and