England’s No 1 goalkeeper and Everton goalie, Jordan Pickford is reportedly at the centre of a police probe after a mass brawl broke out at a pub in South Tyneside.
According to SportMail, Pickford’s friends were left furious after he was mocked for his ‘little arms.’ A fracas then 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.’
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.