ENG­LAND KEEPER PICK­FORD SNAPPED OVER ‘FAT C**T’ JIBE

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

JOR­DAN Pick­ford threw punches in a pub row in his na­tive Sun­der­land af­ter his fi­ancee was called a ‘fat c**t’ and a ‘slag’, it has been re­vealed.

The Ever­ton and Eng­land goal­keeper, who had re­turned to Wear­side on a day off, was bar­racked by New­cas­tle fans as he drank with Megan Davison in the P’s & Q’s bar.

He was called ‘ small arms’ and ‘but­terfin­gers’ – but there was no sign of trouble as he posed for pho­to­graphs and play­fully flicked V-signs at the man who was shout­ing at him.

Punches

But things turned ugly when Pick­ford moved on to an­other bar. This time his fi­ancee was the tar­get of the abuse, with pub­go­ers calling her a ‘fat c**t’ and a ‘slag’.

Ac­cord­ing to sources close to him, Pick­ford lost con­trol af­ter the in­sults and be­gan trad­ing punches as video footage, recorded on a mo­bile phone, showed him be­ing pulled away from the bust-up.

He was even­tu­ally re­strained by three men and led away.

No­body is be­lieved to have been hurt, but Northum­bria Police con­firmed on Mon­day they are in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

A source said: “Some­one ver­bally abused Jor­dan’s part­ner and he flipped.

“He went for him, but did not hit him, and the video looks worse than it ac­tu­ally was. The whole thing was over in six or seven sec­onds.

“But there is no sugar-coat­ing it, Jor­dan had been drink­ing and that prob­a­bly didn’t help in that he’s re­acted to the abuse.

“He is not happy that he got him­self in that sit­u­a­tion.”

‘SLAG’ TAUNT: Megan

‘FLIPPED’: Pick­ford

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.