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Pitch invader sucker punches Aston Villa’s Grealish

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During a Championship match between Aston Villa and Birmingham, a fan runs onto the pitch and punches Villa's Jack Grealish.

There’s been an absolutely stunning and sickening scene at St. Andrew’s, where the Second City Derby has become a second-class story.

That’s because a Birmingham City fan charged onto the pitch and sucker-punched Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish from behind.

[ MORE: Grealish, clubs react | Championship Focus ]

The fan was immediately met by Villa players Conor Hourihane and Glenn Whelan.

It’s disgusting stuff, no hyperbole, and will certainly result in criminal charges.

Both clubs are on the outskirts of the promotion playoff picture.

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