Nottingham Forest accused by FA of fans’ play-off semi-final pitch attack

Nottingham Forest have been accused by the Football Association of having their fans invade the pitch following their Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final win over Sheffield United last season.

Forrest defeated the Blades on penalties after a two-legged tie ended 3–3 on aggregate to book their place at Wembley, but there were faint scenes as fans came onto the pitch, one of which saw United captain. Killed Billy Sharpe in the head.

One season ticket holder Robert Biggs was jailed after his attack and other United players were involved in exchanges with One fans.

Ollie McBurney will go to trial in December after denying a charge of assault after an alleged incident, while the same charge against Ryan Brewster was dropped last week.

The FA has now accused One of violating Rule E20.

An FA statement read: “Nottingham Forest have been charged with a breach of FA Rule E20 following the EFL Championship fixture against Sheffield United FC on Tuesday 17 May 2022.

“It is alleged that Nottingham Forest FC failed to ensure that its spectators, and all persons claiming to be its supporters or followers, conduct themselves in an orderly manner and threaten to encroach upon the pitch area.” and/or refrain from using violent behavior. The completion of consistency.”