Sheffield United’s Rhian Brewster has been charged with assault since play-off semi-final with Nottingham Forest withdrawn by prosecutors | Soccer information

Prosecutors have withdrawn an assault cost in opposition to Sheffield United striker Rhian Brewster after a fan claimed he was trampled throughout a pitch invasion.

A two-minute listening to at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court docket, held Thursday in Brewster’s absence, was knowledgeable that the joint assault cost in opposition to the 22-year-old has been dropped.

Prosecution alleged Brewster assaulted Nottingham Forest fan George Brinkley on the Metropolis Floor following the league play-off semi-final on Could 17.

Brewster’s teammate Oli McBurnie has but to face the identical cost and the case in opposition to him has been administratively adjourned by the identical courtroom till subsequent Thursday.

McBurnie, a 26-year-old Scottish worldwide from Knaresborough in North Yorkshire, was not required to seem in courtroom and his lawyer was additionally not current.

Forest, who went on to earn promotion to the Premier League, received 3-2 on penalties after the semi-final in opposition to United ended 3-3 on combination.

The house followers then invaded the pitch, throughout which Blades skipper Billy Sharp was hit within the head by a fan who was subsequently jailed.

Forest move holder Robert Biggs, 30, admitted to the assault that resulted in precise bodily harm that left Sharp requiring 4 stitches to a lip wound.

Biggs, {an electrical} engineer, was jailed on Could 19 for twenty-four weeks and acquired a 10-year soccer ban order.

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