West Midlands Police have charged a man following the assault of Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish during Sunday's Second City derby against Birmingham City.
With the game just 10 minutes old, a Blues fan somehow evaded stewards and made his way onto the pitch, before swinging a punch at the Villa star.
27-year-old Paul Mitchell was arrested immediately and has now been charged with invading the pitch at St Andrew's and assaulting Grealish - he will appear at Birmingham Magistrates court today.
A statement from police last night read: "We've this evening [Sunday] charged a man with invading the pitch and assaulting Aston Villa player Jack Grealish during the Second City derby.
"Paul Mitchell, aged 27, of Rubery, has been remanded in custody to appear before B'ham Mags Court tomorrow [Monday]."
It's been revealed following the incident that Mitchell is a father of one who is also a well known landlord in the local area. He was restrained by stewards after swinging for Grealish, with players from both sides trying to intervene. Birmingham have handed Mitchell a lifetime ban from the stadium.
A club statement read:
"What happened has no place in football or society.
"Jack is a Birmingham lad and regardless of club allegiance should not have been subjected to this - there are no excuses."