THE bouncer caught in the course of the Ben Stokes affray trial has accused the England cricketer of behaving like a spoilt baby.
Andy Cunningham, who refused to let the all-rounder right into a nightclub closing time, stated: “He’s a really smug man who doesn’t prefer to be instructed No.
“He’s simply not a pleasant bloke. He’s received the money and the celebrity, he’s blissful and he doesn’t care who he hurts within the course of.
“He’s only a spoilt kiddie who’s used to individuals pandering to him.”
Stokes, 27, was last week cleared of affray regardless of CCTV footage displaying him knock out two revellers on a Sunday night time in Bristol after a one-day victory over West Indies.
However dad-of-four Andy, 37, stated: “If he had been charged with one thing else he would have been convicted.
“If it was me in courtroom for that, I’d be in jail now, my ft wouldn’t have touched the bottom.”
Andy recalled how Stokes and England teammate Alex Hales requested in useless to be let into the Mbargo membership after 2am. They even provided him £300, which he refused.
He stated: “I didn’t know who they have been, I’m not a cricket fan. I stated, Sorry guys, it’s shut.’ Stokes pulled out £60 and I stated, ‘Sorry that gained’t get you in.’
“His mate pulled a pockets out and between them they provided £300. I instructed him they couldn’t are available in.
“I may have taken the money however then I’d by no means work once more.
“Stokes began to get extra irate. He was indignant. It doesn’t matter who you might be, you possibly can be The Pope, you’re not getting in after 2am.
“We frequently get celebrities, individuals like Alan Carr, TV stars, rugby gamers. Most are humble and are well mannered and good however Stokes didn’t like being instructed No.
“Hales didn’t need to work together. He was like a sure man to Stokes, no matter Stokes stated he went together with it. It was like he was his b***h. He regarded scared round him.”
Andy, who used to do safety at cage combating matches, has been a doorman in Bristol for 5 years after shifting from Chelmsford, Essex.
He stated 90 per cent of his physique is tattooed and spent £2,500 on gold enamel to interchange ones misplaced taking part in rugby and in an accident.
The teetotaller, who lives in Weston-super-Mare, stated: “I used to be nonetheless being respectful and well mannered to him after which he seen my enamel.
“He stated to me ‘Have a look at the state of your enamel, they make you seem like a c***.’ I simply stated,‘ Thanks’.
“I’ve received the pores and skin of a rhino. I don’t shout and I’m not an indignant individual.
“Stokes carried on muttering to himself and speaking to Hales. He then stated, ‘Effectively take a look at your s*** tattoos too, take a look at your job, take a look at what you’re doing’.
“I replied, ‘Yeah retaining individuals such as you out.’
“I wasn’t getting wound up by it. However he was getting indignant. I don’t assume it was the drink making him like that. It’s simply his character.”
The CCTV footage confirmed Stokes seem to flick a cigarette at another clubber, Billy O’Connor, however Stokes denied this in courtroom.
Andy, who’s 6ft 4in and 19st, stated: “I received a bit aggravated and stated, ‘If you wish to battle somebody, battle me.’
“He wouldn’t look me within the eye after that. After about 20 minutes of abuse and him taking the p*** out of individuals, he came visiting to shake fingers with me.
“I stated, ‘We’ve received no cause to shake fingers.’ Stokes was livid.”
Andy went on: “I referred to him in courtroom because the ginger one as a result of I couldn’t keep in mind everybody’s names and I’ve been given flak for that.
“Individuals strolling or driving previous the membership — principally middle-aged chubby cricket followers, younger youngsters shouting abuse from the opposite facet of the street . . . it’s comical.”
Durham star Stokes was accused of affray along with clubber Ryan Hale, 27, and his pal Ryan Ali, 28. Batsman Hales was not charged.
Stokes and Ali have been cleared following a six-day trial at Bristol crown courtroom. Mr Hale was acquitted the week earlier than.
Earlier than the bust-up, Stokes was stated to have made homophobic in opposition to Billy and his buddy Kai Barry.
Neither have been known as to present proof.
However after the trial they instructed The Solar they’d swapped banter with Stokes earlier than he defended them from being attacked.
Nevertheless Andy insisted: “If he wasn’t responsible of affray, CCTV exhibits he’s nonetheless responsible of attacking a person who was retreating. You may’t justify that.” Andy, whose youngest baby has mind injury, stated he was “very nervous” about giving proof and added: “I’m not a public speaker, I don’t usually communicate to audiences.”
His spouse Gemma, 34, sat within the courtroom public gallery to help him.
She stated she noticed Stokes’ spouse Clare, mom to his two youngsters.
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Gemma added: “Clare Stokes was sitting proper there and she or he was dismissing all the things that Andy was saying, shaking her head and huffing and puffing. She didn’t need to imagine what Andy was saying.”
Now Andy says he could be blissful to battle Stokes in a boxing ring for charity.
He stated: “If he desires to punch somebody he can have a go at me. I’d be blissful to satisfy him in a charity boxing ring.”