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George Elokobi in Reading FC steward shove inquiry

George Elokobi being escorted from the pitch on Tuesday night
Image caption Elokobi is alleged to have pushed the steward as he was escorted from the pitch on Tuesday night

Police are investigating a claim that a steward was pushed to the ground by Nottingham Forest player George Elokobi at the end of a game on Tuesday night.

Reading FC had just clinched promotion to the Premier League when the steward attempted to escort the away player off the pitch at the Madejski Stadium.

The 50-year-old reported to police he needed stitches after he was pushed to the floor causing him to bang his head.

Left-back Elokobi is currently on loan from Premier League side Wolves.

The game on Tuesday ended 1-0 to the Royals, which ensured their automatic promotion back to the top flight.

Nottingham Forest have yet to comment.

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