Video: Steven Gerrard court CCTV footage
Liverpool skipper might struggle to explain this one…
As you will have heard, Steven Gerrard is at Liverpool Crown Court this week defending himself against a charge of affray. The Liverpool captain was arrested last December following an incident as he celebrated his side’s victory over Newcastle with friends.
The alleged victim, Marcus McGee, who was widely reported to be a DJ at the time, has since become the man in charge of the iPod playlist at a staff party. The footage above allegedly shows Gerrard and friend John Doran expressing their desire to change the music through the medium of their fists and elbows.
The Guardian reports:
“The prosecution say that six minutes later, he returned to the bar, approached McGee who was sitting alone at the bar and confronted him with the words: “Who the fuck do you think you are?” Steven Gerrard had clearly lost his cool – he was very angry with Marcus McGee.
“One of Gerrard’s friends. John Doran, pushed McGee away and elbowed him in the face. The prosecution claims Gerrard then “totally lost it”.
“Almost immediately after the blow from John Doran, in fact within seconds, Steven Gerrard joined in the attack with a succession of well-aimed uppercut punches, delivered with the style and speed of a professional boxer, rather than professional footballer.
“Ian Smith, another member of Gerrard’s party, joined in. Doran and Smith then kicked McGee.
All of Gerrard’s co-defendants have pleaded guilty leaving just Stevie G seeing events slightly differently. He alleges his punches were delivered in self-defence.
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