ENGLAND goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is at the center of a police investigation into a pub after being mocked by revealers that he has a short “T-Rex arm”.
His friends were furious and a scuffle broke out in East Boldon, South Tyneside.
A boy with a broken nose and another boy with a smashed phone.
Police rushed to the scene but Pickford, 27, and his friends had already left. Officers are investigating and looking for witnesses.
There is no suggestion that the £30m Pickford ace has hit anyone.
The altercation happened around 9pm on Sunday at the Beggar’s Bridge pub, in East Boldon, South Tyneside.
One witness said: “He was getting tired, just like they did. All I heard was ‘little arms’ and then there it was. It started up. It happened as soon as they walked in. They haven’t even had a drink yet. A boy with a broken nose.
“Pickford was not injured. He was out the door as soon as it started. Pickford’s group had left by minibus before police arrived.
The witness added that a guy who was filming the incident had his phone broken by one of the stars of the group.
The scuffle came just days after a Newcastle United fan wore a Tyrannosaurus Rex during a match to anger Pickford, who used to play for local rivals Sunderland.
Everton lost the away game at Newcastle 3-1 on Tuesday of last week.
As Pickford made his way to Leazes End at St James’ Park, he appeared to be smiling when he spotted fans dressed in fine clothes.
Supporters of other teams, including rivals Liverpool on Merseyside, also teased him and sang a song with the lyrics: “He can’t touch the crossbar, he just has small hands. ”
Pickford became a national hero in Russia in 2018 when he saved a crucial free-kick against Colombia to help England win their first World Cup penalty shootout.
But a year later, he was involved in a pub game after watching Sunderland on television lose the EFL Trophy Final to Portsmouth on penalties.
Video appeared to show him unleashing two punches after bingeing all day.
A player on duty was injured but he was not charged and Pickford was not arrested.
The star grew up in Washington, Tyne and Wear, lives with childhood sweetheart Megan Davison, 25, and their two-year-old son Arlo in Cheshire.
No arrests have been made following Sunday’s incident.
A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “We have received reports of a riot at the Beggar’s Bridge pub.
“It was reported that a fight broke out between two groups of men inside the premises. An investigation is underway. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police.”
Everton declined to comment.
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