The brawl kicked off early (Sunday) after Simpson, 26, got into a scuffle with a fellow customer queueing for food at a takeaway.
Witnesses said the Newcastle United defender hit the man, in his late 40s or 50s, knocking him to the ground. Simpson then left and climbed into a taxi but was dragged out by a different man and punched.
He lay bleeding and unconscious on the street for about 15 minutes until an ambulance arrived and took him to hospital.
A witness said Simpson looked like he had “had a few” when he arrived at the takeaway, adding: “He was definitely drunk.
Later in the story, we receive word that Simpson was "hammered" and "mouthing off," or in other words letting people know he is a Premier League footballer.
According to The Sun, an unidentified male was taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary. Police reportedly investigated but no charges were filed.
101 Great Goals has video of what is purported to be the aftermath of the incident. In the clip, which appears above, a man appears bloodied and lying unconscious on the ground.
More to come with this story, we would think. For now, though, what do you make of it? If everything happened the way The Sun reported, should Simpson press charges? Or should he have known better than to get into trouble at 4 a.m.?
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