Football fan 'attacked' by Sheffield United star Oli McBurnie after relegation taunts tells of regret

A FOOTIE fan clobbered by Premier League star Oli McBurnie has spoken of his regret – and urged cops to drop the case.

Elliott Wright, 21, was with pals when he poked fun at the £20million striker for getting relegated last Saturday.

But in a statement issued on Twitter the insurance broker now says: "I am sure we all regret the incident.

"We exchanged opinions at the time and as far as I am concerned the matter is concluded.

"I do not wish to take any further action."

Elliott, who suffered a black eye and a cut face, added: "I wish Oliver McBurnie all the best going forward.

"After the year we have all had, it's time we look to the future and not the past."

Elliott – a fan of the Blades' Yorkshire rivals Leeds United – recorded the striker on his mobile, with footage capturing the Scotland international striding up to him and apparently attacking him.

The 24-second clip went viral and showed McBurnie knocking the phone from Elliott's hand and stamping on it.

He then kneed and punched his victim during the bust-up in Knaresborough, North Yorks.

McBurnie, fined £30,000 last year for drink driving, was arrested and quizzed by cops earlier this week.

Speaking to The Sun this week Elliott recalled: "I saw him arguing with this girl.

"I was with two mates and he was getting a bit aggressive and loud. I said as a joke, 'Chill out mate, it can't be worse than getting relegated'.

"He seemed all right at first. He was saying, 'Put your phone away, lads'. I said, 'Why would I want to put my phone away?'

"Then he's smacked me. He has hit me a few times and one of my mates dragged him off. Him, the girl and another lad walked off."

Elliott, of Harrogate, North Yorks, did not need hospital treatment.

McBurnie, who earns £20,000-a-week, is currently out injured after breaking his foot last month and is a Scotland doubt for this summer's Euros.

Sheffield United say they are investigating the incident.

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