The Second City Derby attracted headlines for the wrong reasons on Saturday after a Birmingham fan’s shocking attack on Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish.
In the first-half, when the scores were still level, one supporter ran onto the field and threw a punch at the Villa captain from behind, knocking him to the floor and earning an angry reaction from his teammates.
A police statement later confirmed that the individual has been arrested and the incident has been condemned across the world of football, with respected pundits and professional players all sharing their thoughts on the shocking scenes.
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SOURCE: BirminghamLive, by Josh Challies