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The football fan who was allegedly 'stamped' on by Sheffield United striker Oli McBurnie claims he 'feared he was going to die' during the incident.
Brinkley was then reportedly surrounded by United staff and players, with McBurnie appearing to get in a tangle with a man on the floor.
He explained: "I suffered two serious head injuries as a child so I was desperately trying to protect myself.
"If I’d been stamped on and my head smashed on the ground it could have killed me.
"McBurnie is a role model and shouldn’t be doing that. I want him to face justice."
The Scotland international denies intentionally stamping on Brinkley and replied to a fan's tweet on Wednesday, which reads: "Wish that @oli_mcburnie video was in full context - looks more like he was trying to step over him with one bad leg! Could be wrong!"
McBurnie's response was a '100' emoji.
💯— Oli McBurnie (@oli_mcburnie) May 18, 2022
He's been out of action since April with a foot injury and was wearing a protective boot at the game.
A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault on Thursday before being released on bail.
Detective Inspector Nicholas Hall, of Nottinghamshire Police, explained in a statement: "We are working hard to understand the sequence of events depicted in this video and have now interviewed a suspect.
"As our investigation continues we would like to speak to any other witnesses who have not yet come forward."
Meanwhile, McBurnie's teammate Billy Sharp was assaulted by a Forest fan during the pitch invasion.
30-year-old Robert Biggs admitted to the offence in court on Thursday and has been sentenced to 24 weeks in prison.
“It’s assault. We’ve seen one of our players attacked.— Sheffield United (@SheffieldUnited) May 17, 2022
He’s shuck up, bleeding, angry. It’ll be dealt with.”
Hecky on Billy Sharp. pic.twitter.com/bgbLoFjr3s
Sharp is a former Forest player and posted a message to social media which states: "One mindless idiot ruined what was an unbelievable night of football
"Congratulations to Nottingham Forest on their victory and good luck in the final.
"As an ex-Forest player I will not let one scumbag ruin my respect for Forest fans."
Featured Image Credit: Alamy & @brokenkingmusic/Twitter
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