Nottingham Forest reached the play-off final at Wembley with a 3-2 penalty shootout win after the Blades had sent the game all the way with a 2-1 win. “It’s upsetting for a lot of reasons – I don’t want to say too much more about it. He’ll be dealt with.”
A pitch invader viciously attacked Billy Sharp during celebrations at the City Ground[/caption]
The yob ran full speed at Sharp and sent him crashing to the floor with an apparent headbutt[/caption]
Sheffield United manager Paul Heckingbottom said: ‘there’s a prison sentence there without a doubt’[/caption] “There will be something done about that. We’ve seen what’s happened, we know what’s happened. There’s a prison sentence there without a doubt. SHEFFIELD UNITED star Billy Sharp was viciously attacked by a pitch invader during celebrations at the City Ground. But the evening was totally soured by a disgraceful attack on Blades striker Sharp, 36, who was standing watching the celebrations. “How can you come to a place of work minding your own business and be assaulted in that fashion?
More Follows… It is not yet clear if Sharp suffered any injuries. Brice Samba was the hero as Nottingham Forest reached the Championship play-off final at Wembley, saving three penalties in the shootout. There it is
Billy Sharp absolutely taken out there pic.twitter.com/15wd4JjgUe
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Furious United manager Paul Heckingbottom said: “We’re seeing things thrown on the pitch and things that are thrown on putting players’ health and safety in danger and nothing’s ever done about it. Heckingbottom added: “It’s assault. We’ve seen one of our players attacked. “It’s just bang out of order and it’s everything that’s wrong. Too many times we hear people condemn it, but nothing’s done about it. We’re the ones that suffered. “He’s shook up, bleeding, angry. It’ll be dealt with.”