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Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater, who is currently on loan at Burnley, was beaten up by six men outside a nightclub after flirting with another footballer’s girlfriend, according to a report on The Sun via talkSPORT.
It was reported earlier this week that Drinkwater faces up to four weeks out due to a mystery ankle injury and reports have now confirmed how he suffered the mystery injury.
Drinkwater reportedly wanted to take home the girlfriend of Scunthorpe United’s Kgosi Ntlhe.
The Sun claims Drinkwater was overheard saying: “I don’t care, mate, she’s coming home with me.”
Bouncers at Manchester’s Chinawhite club ejected Drinkwater after the midfielder reportedly clashed with Ntlhe before six men beat him outside the club.
A source told The Sun: “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.”
Drinkwater suffered torn ankle ligaments from the attack, ruling him out of action for up to a month. He was also left with a black eye, severely swollen forehead, bruised shoulders and arms, and cut cheek.
The source added, according to The Sun: “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.”