Oli McBurnie could face FA charge over apparent obscene gesture towards Cardiff fans after Sheffield United star was pictured standing among Swansea supporters at fiery South Wales derby
- Oli McBurnie travelled to watch his former side Swansea take on Cardiff City
- He was pictured seemingly making an obscene gesture towards Cardiff fans
- That could lead to trouble with the FA, with a range of punishments possible
- It is likely, however, that the Sheffield United striker will get away with a warning
Sheffield United striker Oli McBurnie could find himself in trouble with the FA after being photographed making an obscene gesture at Cardiff fans.
The 23-year-old was spotted among the travelling fans at the Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday as he supported his old team Swansea during the South Wales derby.
McBurnie was snapped taunting Cardiff fans and was caught on Sky Sports during the game.
Oli McBurnie (centre) could find himself in trouble with the FA due after seemingly making an offensive gesture to Cardiff fans while sat among Swansea supporters on Sunday
McBurnie was leading the Swansea chants from the away end at the Cardiff City Stadium
While the FA are normally reluctant to discipline players on the back of photographs, the Sun reports McBurnie is likely to face a sanction.
It could go as far as him facing a formal FA charge and a fine for bringing the game into disrepute.
According to the report, though, that is unlikely to be the punishment meted out to McBurnie.
He attended the clash between Cardiff and his former side Swansea on Sunday afternoon
McBurnie got on the scoresheet for United on Friday night in their win over West Ham
Instead, he will likely be reprimanded and receive a warning from the FA and his Blades manager Chris Wilder.
McBurnie scored in the Premier League for Sheffield United on Friday night as they beat West Ham 1-0.
He spent four years at Swansea before moving to Bramall Lane in the summer for £20million.