Footballer Ciaran Clark ‘knocked unconscious in Magaluf bar’

Newcastle Utd footballer Ciaran Clark ‘is knocked unconscious in Magaluf bar attack after argument about being pushed on the dancefloor’

  • Reports say Ciaran Clark was rushed to hospital after being punched in the face
  • Alleged attack happened in early hours of Saturday at Crystal’s Bar in Magaluf
  • Clark, 28, said to have rowed with a man about being pushed on the dancefloor
  • Police have arrested ‘a 6ft 2in well-built foreigner’ as investigations continue

Newcastle United footballer Ciaran Clark has been knocked unconscious in a Magaluf bar attack after an an argument about being pushed on the dancefloor, according to local reports.

The Republic of Ireland defender – who played for England up to U20 level – is said to have been rushed to Son Espases Hospital in the Majorcan capital Palma after being punched in the face by a man he had previously rowed with.

Police arrested the alleged attacker, who was released on bail pending an ongoing criminal investigation following a court appearance on Monday.


Ciaran Clark (pictured) has reportedly been knocked unconscious in a Magaluf bar attack after an an argument about being pushed on the dancefloor

Local paper Ultima Hora said the early-hours incident happened on Saturday at Crystal’s Bar in Magaluf and described the man arrested afterwards as a 6ft 2in well-built foreigner

Local paper Ultima Hora said the early-hours incident happened on Saturday at Crystal’s Bar in Magaluf and described the man arrested afterwards as a 6ft 2in well-built foreigner.

It reported Clark, 28, got into a row with his alleged attacker after complaining he had pushed him on the dance floor.

The man he argued with is said to have hit him once before leaving the bar and then returning to punch the footballer in the mouth, leaving him unconscious on the ground.


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The unnamed suspect reportedly claimed he punched a man on the nose after being attacked by someone who grabbed hold of him and injured him as he was on the dance floor with his mobile phone in his hand – but insisted to police that man was not footballer Ciaran Clark.

Crystal’s Bar describes itself as being the biggest and best bar on Magaluf’s infamous party strip Punta Ballena. It is popular with sports fans as well as stag do and hen night revellers.


The Republic of Ireland defender – who played for England up to U20 level – is said to have been rushed to Son Espases Hospital in the Majorcan capital Palma after being punched in the face by a man he had previously rowed with

There are reports that Clark (centre), 28, got into a row with his alleged attacker after complaining he had pushed him on the dance floor

It shows live sport during the day and British DJs pump out music till the early hours after nightfall.

A social media plug for the bar says: ‘There’s plenty of choice for groups and the giant fishbowls are a great way to get your night started. For those happy to splash the cash ask for a deal on the five litre bottles of Grey Goose!

‘All live sport is shown on one of their 14 screens with up to 5 matches being shown at any one time.’

Ciaran Clark’s immediate whereabouts was unclear this morning. He has made no mention of the incident on his Twitter site. The footballer was born in Harrow, north London.

He appeared 19 times for England at under 17 to under 20 level before switching to the senior Republic of Ireland side where he has made 29 appearances and scored two goals.

Before signing for Newcastle, he was at Aston Villa.

 

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