Footballer Danny Drinkwater has reportedly been attacked while enjoying a night out in Manchester for trying to chat up another player’s girlfriend.
Hours after he sat by the sidelines as a sub during Burnley’s 3-0 loss to Liverpool last week, the athlete was beaten by six men who used a blunt object and said they were going to “break his legs” during the attack.
The Sun reports that despite being warned not to go for Scunthorpe United’s Kgosi Ntlhe girlfriend, he replied:
I don’t care, mate, she’s coming home with me.
The pair continued with their angry exchange at the Chinawhite club before bouncers chucked Danny out. It was then that the six men took their chance. According to a source:
At one point he was curled up in a ball on the ground, as they repeatedly jumped up and down on his ankle and shouting, ‘Break his legs’.
They knew he was a Premier League star and it was his livelihood. There was blood everywhere, and it was all incredibly nasty.
The publication went on to report that there’s nothing to suggest Kgosi ordered the attack in any way.
As a result of the bombardment, the footballer has suffered torn ligaments, ruling him out from any training or playing for up to a month, as well as:
A black eye, severely swollen forehead, bruised shoulders and arms, and cut cheek.
Yikes. Should this guy have chatted up another dude’s girlfriend? Definitely not. Does he deserve to be beaten to a pulp for his actions? Again, definitely not.
That said, I’m sure he’s learned a serious lesson from this incident. He definitely won’t be trying his luck again anytime soon.
Still, he should count himself lucky – just look at the case of this footballer, who was found beheaded with his genitals sliced off. He must’ve done way worse than chatting up some other guy’s partner.