Sheffield United didn't have a good season throughout the year and for several days their relegation to the Second Division of British football was decreed. As if that were not enough, one of its main figures, such as Oliver McBurnie, made headlines for starring in a fierce fight on the streets of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.
The center-forward of the Scotland team made headlines during the weekend by being the protagonist of a video that went viral on social networks in which he had a strong altercation against a man who was filming him. The attacked was Elliott Wright, a 21-year-old insurance broker and Leeds United supporter. According to the newspaper The Sun, the young man saw the footballer having an argument with a woman and asked him to calm down. Then he scoffed at his team's relegation.
"We were walking and I saw him arguing with a girl. She was with two of my classmates and he was getting a little aggressive and a little loud. I told him to relax, it can't be worse than going down. He seemed fine at first. He was saying to put our phone away. And then he hit me. He has hit me a couple of times and one of my teammates dragged him away from me”, he explained.
Faced with this fact, the athlete was questioned by North Yorkshire police officers. A spokesman for the forces reported that “a 24-year-old man from Knaresborough has been arrested in connection with an incident involving another man who was assaulted. The 21-year-old victim suffered injuries to the face during the incident, which occurred shortly before 8:30 p.m. on Saturday May 8 in High Street, Knaresborough. The 24-year-old arrested man remains in custody at this time. Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact the police”.
McBurnie, who joined his current club in August 2019 after paying Swansea City a figure close to 20 million euros, did not have the season he expected, as an injury took him away from the courts for a long time. He played 25 games, in which he scored a goal (against Leicester, for the Premier League) and provided an assist (against Liverpool).