Gary Neville says it's a 'disgrace' that Oli McBurnie could be punished for 'obscene gesture'

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Oli McBurnie was the hero on Friday night, scoring the only goal of the game as Sheffield United beat West Ham 1-0.

The striker arrived as a club-record signing in the summer with the Blades splashing a surprising £20 million to sign him from Swansea.

McBurnie has started paying back that relatively hefty fee with four goals as Chris Wilder’s side continue to impress in the Premier League, sitting sixth after 22 matches.

With McBurnie having done his job on Friday night, he and his teammates could have a fairly relaxing weekend.

And the striker decided he would spend his Sunday by watching his former side, Swansea, take on Cardiff in the South Wales derby.

McBurnie was seen having fun in the away end at the Cardiff City Stadium during the 0-0 draw.

He certainly wasn’t too interested in keeping a low-profile and images have since emerged of him making an ‘obscene gesture’ towards the home fans.


And Sky Sports are reporting that he could face action as a result.

It’s something that Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville certainly didn’t agree with.

He took to Twitter to say it was a “disgrace” that McBurnie could be punished.


“That’s a disgrace. This lad has done the most normal thing I’ve seen from a footballer for a long time. He goes to support his team and is pictured, filmed and ends up with this.”

It’s hard to disagree with Neville in truth.

The image of McBurnie doesn’t look great but it’s hard to tell exactly what he’s doing and what gesture he’s making.

But surely he should just be allowed to enjoy the Swansea match in peace without being filmed and photographed, with his every action being captured.

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