Philippe Mexes is hospitalised after brawling with a boxer

Roma and Lazio may share Italy’s capital city, but that is about as far as their common ground stretches. The clubs, and moreover the Ultras of each club, proudly call each other their enemies, and so bad things were always on the cards when Roma’s Philippe Mexes and Jeremy Menez were confronted by a group of Lazio fans at a nightclub.

According to reports, the incident happened at the Gilda nightclub, where the Roma duo were faced with a group of Lazio supporters. Mexes got the rough end of the stick, with reports claiming that the 26-year-old got into a heated discussion with a boxer before a brawl ensued.

Following the scuffle police quickly arrived oon the scene, at which point the warring factions were said to have shaken hands and left in separate directions.

Footage of the incident was captured on a mobile phone, and despite the poor quality of the images a confrontation involving Mexes can clearly be seen.

Footage of the incident can be seen here.