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Roma defender fights boxer in a nightclub, loses

Philippe Mexès scuffles with the wrong guy

Philippe Mexes

When enjoying the sights and sounds of a nightclub, professional footballers often like to express themselves via the medium of punching people in the face – just ask Marlon King or Inter’s Luis Jimenez.

Roma defender Philippe Mexès, however, was not cautious in selecting a sparring partner in an Italian nightclub on Sunday night. The Frenchman – whose daughter was taken away by carjackers last summer – is in hospital after a bout of fisticuffs with a boxer:

Rome-based radio station Rete Sport has claimed this morning that Roma centre-back Philippe Mexes was involved in a scuffle with a boxer last night.

The incident apparently happened at the renowned Gilda dance club. It is reported that the 26-year-old had a heated discussion with this individual and a brawl ensued.

Fellow Roma star and aggressive Frenchman Jeremy Menez was also at the scene, and the pair claimed to have been assaulted by Lazio fans. The footballers have not pressed charges and Mexès have since been discharged from hospital.

[ via Dirty Tackle]

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