Jack Grealish of Aston Villa was attacked during the Birmingham Derby on Saturday. (h/t BBC Football)
The Lions travelled to St. Andrews for their crucial Championship clash against Birmingham City.
The visitors emerged victorious after Grealish scored the only goal of the game in the 67th minute.
The midfielder also faced terrible incident when a home supporter came out of the crowd and attacked him in the 9th minute of the game.
Then the stranger was forced off by the steward and is due to appear in the Birmingham Magistrate court.
Football fraternity condemns the incident
Upon hearing the horrible Aston Villa news, the match commander superintendent Nick Rowe termed the assault an outrageous and unacceptable one.
The Football Association also ensured that necessary actions will be taken in light of such a horrible incident.
(h/t BBC Football)
“It’s a situation no player should ever be faced with.
“Those playing in the game must be able to do so safe in the knowledge they will not be subjected to this type of behaviour,” EFL added.
On the behalf of the Blues, a statement has been issued reading (h/t Birmingham City News)
“We deplore the behaviour of the individual who committed this act and rests assured he will be banned from St Andrew’s for life,”
After missing out of action for three months, Grealish made his return last week in the game against Derby County.
He scored a stunner from outside the box and helped his side to secure a comprehensible win over Frank Lampard’s side.
The game also saw the 23-year-old accepting the captaincy role and the manager Dean Smith was in full praise of the youngster’s performance.
Smith insisted that Grealish will continue his captaincy duty for matches to come.
Villa suffered a tough time over the last two months failing to produce results. Now, they have picked up the much-needed momentum with two wins in the last two games.
The win against the Blues saw the Lions go two places up front in the Championship table.