BC-SOC–England-Player Attacked,2nd Ld-Writethru

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish used to be attacked by a spectator early in his side’s derby game at Birmingham. The incident happened lower than 10 minutes into the game when Grealish used to be within the Birmingham penalty attach and a fan in a hat ran onto the sphere and threw a punch from at the support of the visiting captain, inserting him on the side of the prime.

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — A spectator ran onto the sphere and threw a punch at Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish throughout a derby game at Birmingham Metropolis on Sunday.

The incident came about lower than 10 minutes into the second-tier Championship game in central England when Grealish used to be within the Birmingham penalty attach. The fan ran from at the support of Grealish and swung his honest arm at the midfielder, inserting the side of his head.

The intruder used to be hasty restrained by a stadium security loyal as loads of alternative Villa gamers rushed in to confront him. He used to be led away by police, blowing kisses to the team as he left.

West Midlands Police sigh the person used to be arrested.

“It’s embarrassing,” veteran Villa participant Lee Hendrie acknowledged on the Sky Sports broadcast. “I’m aroused by the contention and I’m aroused by the banter, but that is fully below the belt.

“Can safe to you had been a Birmingham Metropolis fan you would possibly well presumably be embarrassed to gape that. That is actually the worst say I surely safe seen on a football pitch.”

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