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Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley was escorted to a cashpoint by two police officers to withdraw money to pay a taxi driver after a late night row with the taxi driver.
According to an exclusive report by the Mirror, the Chelsea midfielder became embroiled in a hot argument with the taxi driver after chips were spilled in the back of his cab.
Barkley reportedly refused to pay the driver, and the police had to be called to intervene in the situation. Policemen then escorted Barkley to a cash point to get cash.
An eye-witness told the Mirror: “It was just after 11pm on Sunday night and I was having a cigarette outside Hannah’s bar.
“I saw a taxi pull up and there was a row between the driver and the passenger who was Ross Barkley.
“It looked like Barkley had spilled his chips on the floor in the back of the cab.
“He was refusing to pick them up and then refusing to pay. He appeared to be very drunk and was unsteady on his feet.
“The driver must have called the police because two police cars pulled up.
“Barkley kept saying ‘I’m not paying. I have no cash, I’m not paying’.
“But eventually the officers then escorted him to a cashpoint down Hardman Street.
“He withdrew some money came back and handed it to the officers – they then gave it to the taxi driver and he just drove off.
“The chips had still not been picked up.”
This is the second time in just a month that a Chelsea player is getting into such a row. However, in Ross Barkley’s case, it was just an argument compared to Danny Drinkwater who got into a fight at a nightclub over a lady.