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Steward Appears To Be ‘Arrested’ After Pushing And Kneeing Jack Grealish

Steward Appears To Be ‘Arrested’ After Pushing And Kneeing Jack Grealish

Police hauled a steward out of the St Andrew's after pushing and kneeing Aston Villa player Jack Grealish.

The 23-year-old English attacking midfielder was shockingly attacked in the first half by a fan, but then he had his moment of retribution when he scored the winner in the second half.

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However, a steward was spotted attacking Grealish when he was celebrating with the Villa fans.

Check it out below.

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Following on from the first-half incident, an EFL Championship spokesman released a statement.

"The EFL condemns the mindless actions of the individual who encroached on to the pitch at St Andrew's on Sunday afternoon," reads the statement.

"It's a situation no player should ever be faced with.

"In all circumstances the playing surface is for players, not supporters and those playing in the game must be able to do so safe in the knowledge they will not be subjected to this type of behaviour.

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"Whilst this incident falls within the remit of the Football Association, we will work with all the relevant parties to address the issue of player and match officials safety on the pitch and ensure the appropriate action is taken."

Birmingham City posted a statement on the club's website: "Birmingham City Football Club would like to apologise to Jack Grealish and Aston Villa Football Club for an incident in this afternoon's derby match.

"We deplore the behaviour of the individual who committed this act and rest assured he will be banned from St. Andrew's for life. The Club will also support any further punishment this individual may face in the eyes of the law.

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"The Club will be working with the relevant authorities to investigate all the circumstances and we will be reviewing our stadium safety procedures.

"What happened has no place in football or society. Jack is a Birmingham lad and regardless of club allegiance should not have been subjected to this -- there are no excuses.

"Again, we apologise to Jack and all at Aston Villa Football Club."

Villa secured a 1-0 victory over Birmingham at the St Andrew's.

Should the fan and steward be banned from football?

Let us know in the comments.

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Topics: Football, Football News, EFL, Aston Villa, Birmingham, Jack Grealish, Birmingham City, Sportbible

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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