[Video] England vice-captain Ben Stokes' vicious brawl fight dashes his hopes for the Ashes

sports | Thursday, September 28th, 2017
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Highlights
  • England’s vice-captain Ben Stokes, who is known for having verbal spats on the field, was involved in a vicious brawl outside a Bristol bar
  • A mobile video which was obtained by UK newspaper The Sun, shows a man, allegedly Stokes, wearing a green shirt and white shoes, throwing punches at two men on a deserted street
  • A 27-year-old was later taken to hospital with facial injuries, Avon and Somerset police confirmed earlier this week

England’s vice-captain Ben Stokes, who is known for having verbal spats on the field, was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and released without charge on Monday. This happened after a video of a vicious bar brawl in Bristol emerged showing the all-rounder throwing punches at two men.

The mobile video which was obtained by UK newspaper The Sun, shows a man, allegedly Stokes, wearing a green shirt and white shoes, throwing punches at two men on a deserted street.

 

The video shows a man, allegedly Stokes, and three others that he appears to be with, being confronted by two others in the street. The fight looks to have started after the man in the green t-shirt, allegedly Ben’ tried to defend himself against a man brandishing a bottle. But eventually the guy in the green shirt started throwing vicious punches before finishing the fight with a savage right hook.

A 27-year-old was later taken to hospital with facial injuries, Avon and Somerset police confirmed earlier this week.

A witness told the Sun that he saw Ben throw at least 15 punches within a minute.

Stokes suffered a fractured finger in the alleged incident and could be stripped of the England vice-captaincy following an internal England and Wales Cricket Board review, which director of cricket Andrew Strauss confirmed on Wednesday, September 27.

Fellow England teammate Alex Hales too has been dropped from the English side. He was out drinking with Stokes and was allegedly the one on the video urging Stokes to calm down, according to The Sun.

Former England captain Michael Vaughan voiced his concerns on Twitter. “The Ashes are looking like being lost even before England arrives in Australia,” he said.

Kevin Pietersen too has said that England should stay back home and give up any hopes of retaining the urn.

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