The Sun is reporting today that Newcastle’s leading goalscorer Dwight Gayle was punched and unconscious on the ground, during a night out in Liverpool last weekend to celebrate captain Jamaal Lascelles’ 23rd birthday, which was on Friday, 11th November.
It happened early last Sunday morning – 13th November (unlucky for some) – and Dwight apparently lost four teeth in the incident which happened at 4:00 am.
Dwight Gayle – Newcastle’s top goalscorer
The report is that the group had been drinking at several bars and clubs before the altercation, but it seems Dwight then started bragging about his £35K/week wages.
That was too much for one person part of the group – and he then punched Gayle to the ground and the Newcastle striker suffered the loss of four teeth and was knocked unconscious.
This is what a source told The Sun:
““The night had started fine, but the champagne was flowing and things got out of hand.”
“One lad took exception to Dwight talking about his pay and took a swing at him. It was a real shock.”
“He hit him hard and, as Dwight went down, hit him again. He was out cold.”
“Everyone was in shock. Dwight was texting people the next day saying he’d lost four teeth. He was really angry.”
Merseyside Police said they were called to the scene, after they received a report of two men fighting – but when they arrived nobody was there.
Football players are in the public eye more than ever these days and are celebrities, so when they go out on a night out they have to be very careful about what happens.
And the bigger you get as a player the more dangerous it can become – just ask Wayne Rooney.
Apparently Dwight has already had his teeth fixed.
We’ll see if Gayle gets the start over Aleksandar Mitrovic tomorrow in what is a really important game at Leeds United.