This is the moment England footballer Danny Drinkwater got into a dancefloor scuffle and appeared to headbutt a man on the night he was attacked.
Drinkwater, 29, reportedly got into a nightclub argument with fellow footballer Kgosi Ntlhe after he allegedly hit on the Scunthorpe United player’s girlfriend.
The incident allegedly happened in Manchester’s Chinawhite club last Sunday, with a video appearing to show the Chelsea star in a brawl with a man on the nightclub dance floor that night.
This is the moment England footballer Danny Drinkwater was involved in an incident in a Manchester nightclub
Mr Drinkwater was reportedly thrown out of the club, where he was said to have been attacked by another group of men.
Thugs allegedly jumped on the £35milllion footballer’s ankle as they chanted ‘break his leg’ while blood spilled ‘everywhere’.
There is no suggestion that defender Ntlhe was involved in the street attack.
An eyewitness said: ‘I couldn’t tell who started it, but word spreads fast in the club when someone famous is around – and then we heard there was a fight.
The Cheslea midfielder is currently on loan at Burnley. He was ruled out for up to three weeks following the incident after he suffered an ankle injury
Security staff dragged the men apart following the incident in Chinawhites nightclub. Drinkwater suffered torn ankle ligaments in the attack, and was also left with a black eye, swollen forehead, bruised shoulders and arms, and cut cheek
‘This big crowd gathered round and started taking pictures.
‘The rumour was Drinkwater had chatted up this other guy’s girl, and the two had it out.
The player has also previously taken to the pitch for Manchester United and Leicester City. He is currently on loan to Burnley from Chelsea (Pictured: Danny Drinkwater celebrating a goal for Leicester City in May 2016)
Danny Drinkwater suffered torn ankle ligaments in the attack, and was also left with a black eye, swollen forehead, bruised shoulders and arms, and cut cheek.
Police were not called to the incident and the Three Lions ace did not report it.
Mr Drinkwater’s representatives and Scunthorpe United have declined to comment on the footage.
The Cheslea midfielder is currently on loan at Burnley. He was ruled out for up to three weeks following the incident after he suffered an ankle injury.
Mr Drinkwater, capped three times by England is yet to play a Premier League match for Dyche’s side but was an unused substitute in their 3-0 defeat to Liverpool last time out.