England star Jordan Pickford ‘is at centre of police probe after mass brawl in Tyneside pub – with one man left with broken nose and another a smashed phone – after revellers mocked Everton goalkeeper’s “little arms”‘
- Jordan Pickford was at a pub in East Boldon, South Tyneside, on Sunday evening
- The 27-year-old England goalkeeper was reportedly mocked for his ‘little arms’
- His friends were said to be ‘furious’, as a man was left with a broken nose
- There is no suggestion that Pickford assaulted anyone as police investigate
England’s No 1 goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is reportedly at the centre of a police probe after a mass brawl broke out at a pub in South Tyneside on Sunday.
Pickford, 27, was mocked for his ‘little arms’ and with friends ‘furious’, a fracas broke out in East Boldon, with one man left with a broken nose and another with a smashed phone after he was filming the incident.
The police are investigating and seeking witnesses but, as detailed in The Sun’s report on the incident, there is no suggestion that the Everton goalkeeper assaulted anyone.
Police rushed to the scene at the time believed to be 9pm on Sunday but, by this point, Pickford and his group had left the scene at the Beggar’s Bridge pub in a minibus.
The report details a witness saying: ‘He was getting goaded, like they do. All I heard was “little arm” and then that’s it. It kicked off. It happened as soon as they walked in.
‘They hadn’t even had time to get a drink. One lad suffered a broken nose.
‘Pickford wasn’t hurt at all. He was out of the door as soon as it kicked off. Pickford’s group left by minibus before the police came.’
England’s No 1 goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is reportedly at the centre of a police probe
Pickford, 27, was present as a mass brawl broke out at a pub in South Tyneside on Sunday
So far, no arrests have reportedly been made.
A Northumbria Police spokesman said: ‘We received a report of a disturbance at the Beggar’s Bridge pub.
‘It was reported that a fight broke out between two groups of males inside the premises. An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.’
Everton declined to comment when approached by The Sun.
Pickford was recently teased by Newcastle fans, during a 3-1 defeat at St James’ Park last week.
A Newcastle fan taunts the former Sunderland keeper with an inflatable T-Rex last week
Pickford (pic with wife Megan Davison) and his group had left the scene at the Beggar’s Bridge pub in a minibus
One Magpies fan held up a toy Tyrannosaurus Rex in a direct dig at Pickford, who is from rivals Sunderland and used to play for the Black Cats.
Pickford is famous for his heroics at both the 2018 World Cup and Euro 2020, but he has had his moments to forget in an Everton shirt.
One such moment was conceding a last-minute goal to Liverpool when he failed to deal with the ball around his cross-bar, leading to more taunts about his height and arm length.