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Premier League footballer ‘knocked out on night out’

ALTERCATION: Danny Simpson

FOOTBALLER DANNY Simpson was filmed lying in a gutter unconscious after allegedly been knocked out following a confrontation in Manchester in the early hours of February 3.

Bleeding from the lip, footage today (February 4) emerged on video sharing website YouTube of Newcastle United player Simpson lying motionless outside of Rice Flame Bar and Grill in Deansgate.

A person can be heard in the footage saying: “Someone has just absolutely battered him.”

The Sun claim that the 26-year-old from Eccles, Salford, was involved in a physical altercation with two men and had to be taken to hospital at roughly 4.00am.

The former Manchester United player said on his Twitter: “For the record im okay, 2 on 1 well done!”

Simpson then messaged his father, bodybuilder Peter Samms, saying: "where was you lol... For the record im okay."

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