Sheffield United launch probe as Oli McBurnie allegedly filmed ‘attacking’ man

Sheffield United have launched an investigation after a video allegedly showing striker Oli McBurnie attacking a man in the street was circulated on social media on Sunday night.

The clip shows a man walking down the street being referred to as McBurnie as he approaches the person recording the footage.

As the man gets closer, the camera hits the floor and is then stamped on by the individual. The man then appears to throw a punch and a kick towards the person that had called out his name.

Another voice can be heard in the background of the clip saying: “Take your boy away now.”

United, who have been relegated from the Premier League after a dismal top-flight campaign, issued a statement confirming they were aware of the footage.

They said: “Officials at Sheffield United are aware of the video circulating on social media and are currently investigating.”

McBurnie is currently out with an injury, but shared a picture to his Instagram page enjoying a drink with his girlfriend on Sunday.

The Scotland international has hit the headlines for his off-pitch behaviour in the past, being fined £28,500 for drink driving last July and banned from getting behind the wheel for 16 months.

The man was referred to as Oli McBurnie as he walked down the street

He appeared to stamp on the phone
He appeared to stamp on the phone

He was also warned by the FA over his conduct after being pictured making an offensive gesture towards Cardiff City supporters while sat among fans of former club Swansea City during a South Wales derby earlier in 2020.

The 24-year-old begun his career at Bradford City before joining Swansea after two loan spells at Chester.

He also had temporary stints at Newport, Bristol Rovers and Barnsley while on the books at Swansea, before joining the Blades in the summer of 2019 following their promotion to the Premier League.

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