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ARREST WARRANT FOR SWFC STRIKER FORESTIERI
3rd January 2019 18:49


Arrest warrant issued for Sheffield Wednesday striker Fernando Forestieri
Sheffield Star, TIM CUNNINGHAM, Friday 28 December 2018

A warrant has been made out for Sheffield Wednesday striker Fernando Forestieri’s arrest after he failed to turn up to court. Forestieri failed to attend Mansfield Magistrates Court, on Friday.

The 28-year-old was due to face charges of threatening words and behaviour, and racially aggravated harassment. The offences were alleged to have taken place on July 24, and relate to a brawl following a "friendly" match with Mansfield Town.

Read more at: https://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-wednesday/arrest-warrant-issued-for-sheffield-wednesday-striker-fernando-forestieri-1-9512249?fbclid=IwAR0CFRm7SlYIp5kl_xc9Ic6MEcQ25QeFFQDk9skrg96WoIOk6k9erWjZN9A

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Sheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri 'unaware of court case'
29 December 2018

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-south-yorkshire-46709227

Sheffield Wednesday FC has claimed that one of its players did not attend a court hearing as he was unaware of the legal proceedings.

An arrest warrant was issued for Fernando Forestieri after he failed to appear at Mansfield Magistrates' Court on Friday.

The South Yorkshire club said the "arrest warrant for his failure to attend court will not now be pursued".

The 28-year-old striker was facing charges relating to a post-match brawl.

He has been charged with using threatening words and behaviour and racially aggravated harassment on 24 July, the court said.

The offences are alleged to have taken place at the end of a pre-season friendly between Wednesday and Mansfield.

In a statement, Sheffield Wednesday said: "It has come to the club's attention that court proceedings were conducted yesterday involving Fernando Forestieri.

"We can confirm that neither the club, Forestieri nor his legal team were aware of this court date and thus the arrest warrant for his failure to attend court will not now be pursued and a new court date is to be arranged."

The former Italy Under-21 international has not played for the club since 1 December and was not included in the squad to face West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

A spokesperson from Nottinghamshire Police said: "A course of action has been agreed and the 28-year-old man will be attending court on a pre-arranged date."

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Sheffield Wednesday striker Fernando Forestieri appears in court following pre-season brawl
by SAM COOPER, Thursday 03 January 2019

Sheffield Wednesday forward Fernando Forestieri will stand trial later this year for his role in a brawl following a pre-season friendly. Forestieri, aged 28, denied using threatening words and behaviour, and racially aggravated harassment, when he appeared at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday.

The offences were alleged to have taken place on July 24, last year, and relate to a brawl following a friendly match with Mansfield Town.

Forestieri failed to attend Mansfield Magistrates’ Court, on Friday, December 28. He was given unconditional bail until the trial on March 28.

In a statement, Sheffield Wednesday said: “It has come to the club’s attention that court proceedings were conducted [on Friday] involving Fernando Forestieri. “We can confirm that neither the club, Forestieri nor his legal team were aware of this court date and thus the arrest warrant for his failure to attend court will not now be pursued and a new court date is to be arranged.”

Forestieri, who has notched three goals this season, has only started seven matches because of injury and suspension issues and has yet to play in a winning Wednesday team.

In a statement, Nottinghamshire Police said: “A course of action has been agreed and the 28-year-old man will be attending court on a pre-arranged date.”

Read more at: https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/crime/sheffield-wednesday-striker-fernando-forestieri-appears-in-court-following-pre-season-brawl-1-9517038

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