Sheffield United striker Oliver McBurnie has been charged with drink-driving (via BBC Sport).
The 23-year-old was pulled up by police in Leeds in the early hours of Friday morning, and according to West Yorkshire Police, will appear at Leeds Magistrates Court on 6th November.
McBurnie joined the Blades from Swansea City in the summer for a club-record transfer fee of £20m (BBC Sport).
He has been a regular for Chris Wilder’s side so far this term, appearing in all eight of their Premier League outings, starting five, and scoring one goal which came against Leicester City in August (via Transfermarkt).
The striker recently missed out on Scotland’s Euro 2020 qualifying double-header against Russia and San Marino (The Herald), but Wilder last week claimed that he would give him every chance to prove his fitness ahead of their next game against Arsenal (@SheffieldUnited).
However, that may now change and the Sheffield United boss may consider leaving the ex-Bradford City man out following the news of his drink-driving.
If it were up to the Blades fans, then it seems that McBurnie would definitely be dropped from the squad. Plenty of supporters have been reacting to the news, and a large number want to see him out of the side for the game against the Gunners…
Really hope Wilder shows strength on this issue with his team selection tonight. That is not the level of professionalism, discipline, commitment & respect to the shirt that’s bought this club so far.
— BA Analytics (@Blades_analytic) October 21, 2019
He’s not exactly made himself indispensable, so I’d start Moose & leave McBurnie in the stands, missing out on the big occasion. His actions are stupid, but most footballers are thick as two short planks
— Jon 🔴⚪️ (@BSLJon) October 21, 2019
Not a chance mcburnie is near that squad tonight. He needs to sort him out quickly
— shane rowley (@srowley88) October 21, 2019
Would be shocked if he’s even on the bench, let alone starts. Think it’s time for a Mousset and McGoldrick/Sharp front two
— T (@tharshansufc) October 21, 2019
Id go moose and mcgoldrick with billy and robbo on the bench. Mcburnie nowhere near the squad. Think you could justify any 2 of the 4 starting though
— Evan ⚔ (@evaneaton2000) October 21, 2019
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He won’t play or be anywhere near the ground tonight!
— TheBlades (@skibumg) October 21, 2019