Championship: Birmingham Fan Arrested After Flooring Jack Grealish With Cowardly Sucker-Punch During Aston Villa Derby (Photo & Video)

Chris Wright

10th, March 2019

Photo via BBC Radio 5 Live/Twitter

Disgraceful scenes marred the early stages of Sunday’s Birmingham derby after Aston Villa’s young captain Jack Grealish was floored by a cowardly attack from a Birmingham City fan on the pitch.

The fan went storming over the advertising boards and headed straight for the unwitting Grealish, who he then caught with a sucker-punch from behind, knocking the Villa player to the ground.

The bad news is the attack was cheered by a small section of the home crowd. The good news is that the fan responsible was quickly apprehended by the St Andrew’s security team and subsequently arrested.

Lifetime ban inbound. What a pillock.

UPDATE: The EFL have now waded in with a statement declaring that they wholeheartedly “condone the actions” of the Birmingham fan who clobbered Grealish in such cowardly fashion.

We can only assume the word they were actually searching for was “condemn”.

At least we hope it was.

UPDATE #2: Grealish went onto score the winning goal in a 1-0 win for Villa.


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