Arrest warrant issued for Sheffield Wednesday striker Fernando Forestieri

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Magistrates have issued a warrant for the arrest of a Sheffield Wednesday player after he failed to appear in court.

Striker Fernando Forestieri, who's 28, and lives in Sheffield, was due at Mansfield magistrates this morning (28 December) to face charges of using threatening words and behaviour, and racially aggravated harassment.

The alleged offences happened during a pre-season friendly game at Mansfield Town in July.