Manchester City Player Involved In Altercation In The Early Hours of Sunday Morning

Manchester City Player Involved In Altercation In The Early Hours of Sunday Morning
May 27, 2017

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Whilst his on loan team Sunderland where heading back to the North East after a 5-1 trashing against league champions Chelsea, Jason Denayer was in his native country Belgium on Sunday and in the early hours, he was filmed kicking a man to the head.

With ex-Sunderland player Michael Gray telling Jim White that two players had asked David Moyes not to be picked for the match against Antonio Conte’s team on Sunday, one of which was Lamine Kone, the other player who asked to be left out is rumoured to be Jason Denayer, whose missed the last two games of the season against Arsenal and Chelsea, which is odd as he played 8 out of the previous 9 games pre Arsenal.

 

At around 6am on Sunday, Denayer’s friend was in the midst of an altercation with another pub goer and was being severely beaten with up to 16 punches being landed during the fight. According to Belgian outlet La Capitale, Denayer then intervened, landing a punch of his own and then going onto kick the man his friend was fighting. Denayer apologised and regretted his actions, which were all caught on film, but stated his actions were to help his mate who was losing the fight,

“I was on my way to my car when I heard a friend shouting. I saw that my friend was in danger and had to intervene. I responded instinctively. My sole purpose was to protect my friend.”

Denayer’s agent Desse de Preter also defended his clients actions, reiterating the claim that Denayer was defending himself and his friend. Speaking to HLN (Het Laatste Nieuws), a dutch newspaper based in Brussels, De Preter said,

“His reaction could be perceived as aggressive, but it’s clear it was a defensive one. What you don’t see on one of the videos is that the person who gets the kick is beating Jason’s friend to death. His reaction was purely in panic and to protect his friend. Jason wanted to stop the violence.”

De Preter confirmed that Denayer had been granted permission by the relegated club to have the weekend off, hence why he had visited his homeland to see friends and family. Denayer’s loan at Sunderland has now come to an end, where he made a total of 24 appearances this season, with Turkish giants Galatasaray now interested in signing Denayer for a second time. Whilst on loan at Galatasaray two years ago, the now 21 year old Manchester City player made 17 appearances in the Turkish Super League, along with four games in the Champions League and 2 in the Europa League.

 

Featured Image (Nov. 18, 2016 – Source: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images Europe)

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