Manchester City’s Jason Denayer Kicks Man In Head During Street Fight
21-year old Belgian soccer player, Jason Denayer, who is a centre back for Manchester F.C., was caught on video kicking a man in the head during a fight. The man Denayer kicked was apparently beating up was one of Denayer’s friends.
In a statement released in English on MCFC Watch, Denayer’s agent released the following statement:
“His reaction could be perceived as aggressive, but it’s clear it was a defensive one. What you don’t see on one of the videos is that the person who gets the kick is beating Jason’s friend to death. His reaction was purely in panic and to protect his friend. Jason wanted to stop the violence.”
His agent had more to say, stating that, “Jason had two days off this weekend, with permission of his club. He decided to go out with his best mates. When they left the club, it all went wrong. Jason was walking towards his car, a bit further down the street, when he suddenly heard a lot of noise. When he turned around, he saw that his friend got caught up in a brawl. Jason shouted and called up to stop the fight, but without any effect. Only when he saw his friend was really beaten-up, he decided to react. It’s true that he has kicked someone, but it was a defensive reaction.
As soon as his friend was safe, they left the scene. He ran to his car. His car was half demolished too, but he managed to drive away. He is in shock after what happened. In a second video you can see that he only reacts when he sees that his friend is in trouble.”
Jason didn’t have any malice in him.”
While violence is never a good look for anyone- let alone someone in the limelight- his agent did a good job at least explaining what went on.
It is unknown at this time if there will be disciplinary action as a result of this.