Jack Grealish attacked by spectator in Birmingham v Aston Villa game

Jack Grealish attacked by spectator in Birmingham v Aston Villa game

Jack Grealish attacked by spectator in Birmingham v Aston Villa game

So far, he has provided seven goals and eight assists in 35 Championship games - with one of his goals and four of those assists coming in Nottingham Forest's stunning 5-5 draw with Aston Villa last November. "He is now in custody at a north London police station". The league is considering a lifetime ban for the the fan, as the police prepare charges.

The man was quickly apprehended by security but not before some Villa players got their hands on him. Perhaps worst of all, he was cheered by numerous Brum fans, while he blew kisses into the crowd. To come here for the first time, captain Aston Villa and score the victor, it's what dreams are made of. It was unbelievable to get the victor in front of the fans after what happened.

"I was just unaware at the time", Grealish told Sky Sports when asked about the attack. "I'm all for the rivalry and I'm all for the banter, but that is completely below the belt". Or as former Villa academy director Bryan Jones poses it, "He has this ability to just ghost past people and you sit back and think 'How the bloody hell did he get round there?'" Moreover, the 23-year-old does it with an air of cockiness that infuses himself and his side with energy. "After what happened in the first half I think it was set up for it". Grealish showed incredible restraint not to react and continue with his job, and dished out a large helping of sweet, sweet revenge as he scored the victor in front of his adoring travelling fans.

A man has been arrested for allegedly punching a football player on the field of play during a match in England.

Grealish, who appeared unhurt, did not react to the provocation.

They have promised a review of their safety procedures but are likely to face an investigation from the police, EFL and FA.

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"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.

"We apologize to Jack and all at Aston Villa Football Club", Birmingham said in a statement.

The attack followed a number of recent high-profile incidents of crowd trouble north of the border in Scottish football.

Match commander, Superintendent Nick Rowe, branded the attack on Grealish "completely unacceptable and outrageous".

Stewards eventually caught up with the assailant and escorted him away from the field of play.

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