Newcastle fans will wake up to see horrific scenes on Monday morning after video began circulating showing Magpies defender Danny Simpson laying bloodied and unconscious after a 4am brawl over the weekend.
The Sun, under their unsuitable headline PolaXed (making reference to the fact that Simpson dates X-Factor judge Tulisa), report:
The brawl kicked off early yesterday after Simpson, 26, got into a scuffle with a fellow customer queueing for food at a takeaway.
Witnesses said the Newcastle United defender hit the man, in his late 40s or 50s, knocking him to the ground. Simpson then left and climbed into a taxi but was dragged out by a different man and punched. He lay bleeding and unconscious on the street for about 15 minutes until an ambulance arrived and took him to hospital.
Aside from the details of the actual incident, video, mostly likely recorded on a mobile device, recorded the nasty aftermath of the confrontation.
Showing Simpson laying motionless on the ground with blood pouring from his face, the video captures a disconcerting scene in which some bystanders appeared naturally worried about seeing the Premier League footballer out cold while others seemed more interested in recording the incident to satisfy their distasteful craving for celebrity gossip.
The nasty footage of Newcastle’s Danny Simpson after he’d been beaten up can be seen below.