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Oli McBurnie handed FA warning as chiefs write to Sheffield United star after making obscene gesture to Cardiff fans – The Sun

SHEFFIELD United striker Oli McBurnie has been handed an FA warning after being spotted taunting Cardiff fans during the South Wales derby.

Former Swansea striker McBurnie, 23, was in the away end to roar on his old side in the goalless draw at Cardiff.

But McBurnie was picked up by cameras making what appeared to be a derisive gesture towards Bluebirds supporters during the game.

As Sun Sport revealed, FA beaks acted when they saw the images from the game.

While McBurnie’s behaviour was viewed dimly, it was felt that it did not meet the threshold for an official misconduct charge on the basis of bringing the game into disrepute.

Instead, Wembley chiefs have now written to the Scotland striker to remind him of his responsibilities.

Manchester United veteran Gary Neville has claimed it is a "disgrace" that McBurnie would be punished for his actions.

Speaking on Twitter, the pundit said: "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."

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