Manchester City defender Jason Denayer has been caught on video kicking a man in the head during a fight outside a Brussels nightclub on Sunday.
The 21 year old claims that he ‘reacted instinctively’ as his friend was pinned down and punched repeatedly, which was shown in an eight-second video leaked on the internet.
Jason Denayer involved in brawl outside bar during holiday in Brussels. pic.twitter.com/frTMcfxAfc
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Denayer said: “I reacted instinctively. Of course I regret to have been caught up in a conflict that was not mine to begin with, but I saw my friend was in real danger and I had to interfere and protect him.”
The Belgian international’s agent claimed that Denayer left the scene soon after in his car, which was damaged by friends of the man he kicked in the head, Jesse De Preter added: “Jason tried to be peaceful and to avoid further escalation.
“He then gets pushed away from the scene and about 40 people start to fight. Jason went to his car, which was destroyed 50% by friends of the guy, but he went home and told the police.
“The police have made a report but there are no charges against Jason. He was in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
Denayer was on loan to Sunderland last season playing 27 games for the relegated Premier League side.