In an incredible incident during the big derby between Aston Villa and Birmingham City today, Jack Grealish has been punched by a fan who somehow got onto the pitch.
This is truly shocking to see in this big game in the Championship, with questions needing to be asked of the security at St Andrew’s.
What a disgrace! We've never seen anything like this! ?
A Birmingham 'fan' has run onto the pitch and punched Jack Grealish in the back of the head! ? pic.twitter.com/2x50XGrRqD
— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) March 10, 2019
Second City Derby: Birmingham recibe al Aston Villa en St Andrew's. Ocho minutos, un hincha local invade y agrede a Jack Grealish, capitán visitante. Grealish tuvo revancha una hora más tarde: convirtió el gol del triunfo del Aston Villa. pic.twitter.com/0TPp9xPQCY
— Matías Baldo (@matiasbaldo) March 10, 2019
Grealish is one of Villa’s best players so makes sense as a target for opposition fans in this heated contest, but no one wants to see this kind of thing.
It’s fair to say, though, that this derby just got even bigger now!
UPDATE: It has been confirmed that the fan was arrested for this incident:
ARREST: Following the incident on the pitch involving an attack on an Aston Villa player; a man has been arrested and en route to a custody block. Further details to follow. pic.twitter.com/fed9KrHBgl
— West Midlands Police (@WMPolice) March 10, 2019