Danny Drinkwater has been battered by thugs after he tried to get into bed with another footballer’s lover.
The Chelsea player current on loan at Burnley, ended up clashing with a group of six people at Manchester’s Chinawhite club.
It happened after he was chucked out by security for talking to the woman and was then hit with a blunt object, leaving him with a black eye, swollen cheeks, bruises and cuts to his face, and a badly injured ankle.
He also suffered torn ankle ligaments, ruling him out of action for up to a month.
A source said to The Sun: “It was incredibly nasty with blood everywhere.
“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.”
Scunthorpe United’s Kgosi Ntlhe asked him to leave his girlfriend alone and thats when the former England international hit out.
Danny also said back to : “I don’t care, mate, she’s coming home with me.”
A source told The Sun on Sunday: “Danny had been celebrating a friend’s birthday and by his own admission got incredibly drunk.
“He knows he has let himself down big time. He was extremely drunk and to be honest doesn’t remember much of the incident. His mate had to fill him in the next day.
“Danny repeatedly tried to chat up a stunning girl in the club and wouldn’t leave her alone.
“He tried it on a few times before she told him to shut up by saying she was there with her boyfriend. He confronted Danny in the club, and punches were thrown.
“Both men were kicked out, and whilst Danny was outside things turned really ugly.
“Some other lads really started on him. After a series of verbal exchanges they knocked him to the ground. He was then hit with an object about the face and body. They were raining blows on him and jumping on his ankle.
“Danny is absolutely mortified now and realises he can no longer put himself in a position where these incidents happen, regardless of who is at fault.
“He had been focused on performing for Burnley and understands people will now question this. He is devastated. His injuries were significant. He looks a total mess.”
Reports state that Drinkwater will meet with Sean Dyche on Monday morning to discuss his future, though it will be more to be with his the player’s actions and not on ending his loan deal with the club.
Last night a spokesman for the midfielder said: “Danny accepts he put himself in a position where he can be criticised. He will take on the chin the criticism that comes his way.
“He knows he cannot allow himself to be targeted, and has to take himself away from these situations.
Last week, both Chelsea and Burnley claimed he was sidelined for the game against Liverpool by a mystery ankle injury but he was in fact was the victim of the vicious assault.
There is no suggestion that the Scunthorpe player mentioned above was involved in the attack and police weren’t called, which was also not reported by Drinkwater.
Four months ago, he was found guilty of drink driving, he crashed his car while twice the legal alcohol limit.
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