Newcastle ace Danny Simpson was knocked unconscious after he was involved in a late-night scuffle in his native Manchester.
The Sun is reporting that the fight took place at around 4 a.m. Sunday when Simpson got into it with an older man who was waiting in line at a takeaway restaurant outside of a club. Witnesses told the Sun that Simpson hit the man, who was in his late 40s or 50s, and knocked him to the ground. Simpson then tried to flee in a taxi, but was dragged out by one of the bouncers and knocked unconscious.
“He was definitely drunk,” the paper reported an eyewitness as saying. “Then him and this guy started getting aggressive with each other. They started scuffling. The man was pushing and shoving Danny and he just lost it. He punched him and he dropped to the ground. Someone pulled him off the man. Everyone in the takeaway was saying, ‘Danny, you can’t do that – you’ve got to leave’.
“Danny got in a taxi outside but the two bouncers rushed over and opened the door. There was a girl there trying to calm the situation and telling the taxi to take Danny home – but one of the bouncers dragged him out then punched him in the face. He dropped to the floor and was half on the pavement, half on the road with blood pouring from his mouth.
An onlooker took a video with their phone of an unconscious Simpson. In the video you can see Simpson lying face-down on the pavement until a few people flip him on his back. Simpson was bleeding from his mouth and looked to be in pretty bad shape.
Simpson took to Twitter today to let everyone know that he is okay, and that it was a 2-on-1 fight.
For the record im okay, 2 on 1 well done!
— Danny Simpson (@dannysimpson) February 4, 2013
Police are not investigating the incident and Newcastle did not want to comment on the matter, but they are probably not too pleased with Simpson, who has been sidelined due to an injury since December.