SHEFFIELD UNITED forward Oli McBurnie won back the hearts of Middlesbrough fans by celebrating right in front of them after they mocked him for stealing his watch.
Boro’s support on the move still has a good say despite their side trailing 3-1 away at Bramall Lane.
And in the second half when McBurnie came on from the bench to warm up in the half, the away fans saw the opportunity to taunt him.
They started singing: “He’s got no watch and he’s sitting on the bench.”
This has to do with the 25-year-old Scot being the victim of a burglary earlier this month when he had his £500,000 watch collection stolen.
McBurnie has offered a £20,000 reward to try to see his property returned.
But while the Boro fans felt as if they were heading for the striker, things quickly turned around.
Morgan Gibbs-White, on loan at The Blades from Premier League side Wolves, scored a daring volley against Boro as Sheffield United made it 4-1 to effectively end the game. .
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And McBurnie, who seconds earlier had ended some cheers from Boro fans, turned around and celebrated in front of those who had just handed him the stick.
Sheffield United finished the match 4-1 to move up to fifth place and reach the Championship play-offs for the first time this season.
Sander Berge and Billy Sharp scored two goals in three minutes midway through the first half, before Jack Robinson made it 3-0 just before kick-off.
Arsenal loanee Folarin Balogun equalized for Boro when Sheffield United goalkeeper Wes Foderingham humorously slipped while trying to clear the ball and let Boro down.
But then Gibbs-White created a strike of the night as Chris Wilder’s Boro was knocked out of the playoffs and now down in eighth place.
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