Newcastle defender Simpson 'OK' after bloody 4am brawl in Manchester
Tom Wilkinson, Press Association
09:18 GMT, 4 February 2013
21:58 GMT, 4 February 2013
Danny Simpson was left bleeding and unconscious in the street after a bloody 4am brawl outside a takeaway in Manchester.
The Newcastle defender, who is expected to leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season, was out celebrating his side's last-gasp 3-2 win over Chelsea on Saturday evening.
He had recovered enough by Monday morning to tweet: 'For the record im okay, 2 on 1 well done!'
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Simpson's argument was said to have
kicked off outside the Rice Flamebar and Grill in Manchester in the
early hours of Sunday morning after the night out at the exclusive
But after leaving the night spot on his own to get food, he reportedly got into a scrap with a fellow punter while queuing for his kebab.
'Him and this guy started getting aggressive with each other,' a source told The Sun. 'They started scuffling. The man was pushing and shoving Danny and he just lost it. He punched him and he dropped to the ground.'
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But while he attempted to leave in the
back of a taxi, two bouncers are said to have to have dragged him out
and punched him in the face, leaving him unconscious on the floor for 15
minutes before an ambulance arrived on the scene.
The source added: 'He dropped to the floor and was half on the pavement, half on the road with blood pouring from his mouth. He was in a bad way. It looked like he’d been knocked out.'
An ambulance spokesperson confirmed a man was taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary following the incident, while police said they were called to the takeaway restaurant after reports of an assault but a man with 'minor injuries' did not wish to make a complaint.
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The following morning Simpson wrote on his Twitter page that he was enjoying spending some time with his young
He tweeted: 'Sunday chill out with my little girl.'
Fulham and West Ham are among those reported to be interested in signing Simpson on a free transfer in the summer.