Jack Grealish punched: West Midlands charge Birmingham City fan with invading pitch and assault on Aston Villa star

West Midlands police have charged a man with invading the pitch and the assault on Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish during the Second City derby on Sunday.

Birmingham City fan Paul Mitchell, 27, who punched Grealish on the back of the head, is remanded in custody and will appear before Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

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A fan punched Grealish from behind
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Grealish was knocked to the floor in the incident
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The man was restrained by a steward as it happened
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It sparked a huge melee involving both sets of players
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The man was led away by the authorities

The incident happened in the ninth minute of the Championship clash, however, Grealish was unhurt.

Grealish then went on to score the winning goal, securing the 1-0 victory for Villa.

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Jack Grealish celebrates his match-winning strike

Birmingham, Aston Villa and the EFL have denounced the attack as a ‘disgraceful’ incident, with the EFL pledging to work with the Football Association to ‘ensure appropriate action is taken’.

Villa said in a statement: “A red line has been crossed by this cowardly on-field assault on a player, which is unprecedented in English football.”

Birmingham went on to say they will ban the man for life from St Andrew’s.

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