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Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has come under attack again after a troll mocked his dead brother just hours after the footballer was punched on the pitch on Sunday.

Paul Mitchell, 27, will appear at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court this morning charged with assaulting the 23-year-old after he was caught on camera running onto the field and appearing to punch him in the back of the head.

Grealish went on to score the winner in a 1-0 victory for Villa, but was taunted on Twitter by user alfieperkins over his brother Keelan, who died in 2000 aged just nine months due to cot death.

The troll wrote: ‘He might’ve scored but it will never bring his dead brother back and that gives me more satisfaction than anything ever could hahahahahahaha.’

Grealish, who was just four at the time of his brother’s death, has previously spoken of how he tries to honour Keelan’s memory and make parents Kevin and Karen proud.

Meanwhile the troll has been widely condemned on social media by football fans and celebrities alike, including EastEnders star Shane Richie who branded him a ‘f****** lowlife’.

The actor said: ‘You f****** lowlife ….hope whoever your mates are know you’re a complete & utter p****.’

Another user wrote: ‘Absolutely sickening, the kid deserves to be locked up and the key needs to be lobbed.’

And another said: ‘He is an attention seeking keyboard warrior who is a little boy and would s*** himself in the real world.’

Twitter has since deleted the offensive tweet while the account also appears to have been removed.

Grealish has honoured his brother throughout his career, dedicating his first-ever goal to Keelan while on loan at Notts County in the 2013/14 season.

His father Kevin was at Wembley for Aston Villa’s FA Cup semi-final with Bolton in 2000 when he learned of Keelan’s death and has previously spoken of how it has driven his son on in his footballing career, such as when Grealish helped lead Aston Villa to an FA Cup semi-final victory over Liverpool in 2015.

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail last year, Mr Grealish said: ‘He [Keelan] was only nine months old, he was a little angel and I was devastated. We all were.

‘Jack was only a kid himself back then, but he still remembers Keelan and he still thinks about him with everything he achieves.

‘I said to Jack when I remember the last FA Cup semi final against Bolton and the news we got that day, and then I think about what he achieved and the way he played against Liverpool, he made us so proud and brought us so much happiness.’

Mr Grealish, also father to son Kevan and daughters Holly and Kiera, revealed how the family donated a trophy Jack won in his childhood back to his former school Our Lady of Compassion Catholic Primary School in Solihull because staff had been ‘brilliant’ to the family in the aftermath of the tragedy.

The prize was then renamed the Keelan Daniel Grealish Memorial Cup.

Meanwhile other Twitter users called the troll the ‘lowest of the low’ and ‘vile’, while another said it was an ’embarrassing day for Birmingham City Football Club’.

‘Reformed hooligan’ Barrington Patterson, known as One Eyed Baz, also directly addressed the troll over the remarks about Grealish and his family.

Mr Patterson is a former member of the infamous Blues’ Zulu hooligan firm but turned his back on violence years ago.

Patterson told the Twitter user: ‘Tell u what, in a few days I’m going to come round your house, pick u up and we are going to have a chat about some old skool ways.

‘Then u are coming out to do some homeless outreach graft and hopefully u will learn.’

Patterson, from Birmingham, added: ‘So inbox me your phone number or someone else do it let’s get this sorted – balls in your court kid.’

Other social media users praised the former kick-boxing and mixed martial arts fighter’s approach to steer the troll on to the ‘right path’.

The 53-year-old has helped run the Birmingham Homeless Support Team, collecting and donating clothing and other practical supplies directly to the city’s rough sleepers, since 2015.

West Midlands Police has confirmed it is reviewing complaints over offensive social media posts as part of its investigation into the trouble at the Birmingham-Aston Villa match.

No action has been taken against any social media users at this stage.

MailOnline has contacted Twitter for comment.

  • Paul Mitchell, 27, of Rubery, near Birmingham, will appear at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court this morning charged with pitch invasion and assault following the incident at St Andrew’s Stadium yesterday.
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