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Terrifying moment Carlisle players scuffle on the street after a group of ‘female friends at the wheel’

TWO Carlisle players appear to have been embroiled in a heated altercation during a night out on Saturday.

One video emerged on social media shows a group of men engaging in a heated fight outside the Walkabout bar on Botchergate.

The two Carlisle players seem to have been embroiled in a heated altercation

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The two Carlisle players seem to have been embroiled in a heated altercationCredit: Unknown, clear with picture desk
A video surfaced on social media showing a group of men fighting

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A video surfaced on social media showing a group of men fightingCredit: Unknown, clear with picture desk

Security staff intervened and put an end to the action, which came after Cumbria lost 3-0 to Swindon, sending them into the relegation zone of League Two.

Carlisle make the following statement: “Two first-team players were spoken to by police after an incident downtown on Saturday night. They returned home shortly after and no further action was taken.

“The club is looking into the matter with those involved and any appropriate action under the club’s code of conduct will be taken, upon request. We will not be commenting. other during this period.”

Carlisle ace Omari Patrick released a lengthy statement indicating he was one of two players featured in the video.

Patrick testified that he was attending a birthday celebration and the fight started after a female friend was “handled by a group of men”.

He speak: “I am aware of my responsibility, on behalf of Carlisle United Football Club, I take full responsibility for my actions on Saturday night.

“The reason for playing is to celebrate my birthday, not to drown out my sadness and show a bad attitude when I lose.

“The reason for my reaction was because a female friend was being handled by a group of men, and because of the way I was treated and the words spoken to me that had nothing to do with football – much worse – and in the case of There, I felt I had to protect myself and those who couldn’t and shouldn’t have to defend themselves.

“It doesn’t excuse the fact that I was there in the first place, but I want that to be understood instead of thinking I was a troublemaker, I should have known better. I apologize to the fans and the club. for bringing this attention to them at a time like this.

“All I can say is I will do my best on and off the pitch to make it right. I have nothing but respect for the club and the fans, I’m the one who always I give my all for my friends and family and of course, myself – and I will continue to show how much I love playing for this club.”

Patrick’s teammate Brennan Dickenson released a statement of his own which also suggested he was the other player involved in the incident.

Dickenson echoed the striker’s statements and also apologized to the club and fans.

Security staff finally intervened and put an end to the scandal that took place in Carlisle

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Security staff finally intervened and put an end to the scandal that took place in CarlisleCredit: Unknown, clear with picture desk

He posted: “First I would like to apologize to everyone involved with the club, the fans, the staff and the players.

“Given our current situation with regards to the league, it’s probably not the best idea to go out especially in Carlisle whether it’s a birthday or not. So I take it completely. responsible for Saturday night.

“What I also want to say is that the video posted online doesn’t show all that happened. I feel that Omari personally was attacked for unknown reasons so he reacted the way he did. And my actions are the result of protecting my partner for 9 years as something happened inside the venue.

“So when you watch and shoot the video at face value, it looks terrible, however as stated above there was more going on and just wanted to make this clear.

The incident took place after Carlisle's loss to Swindon in League Two

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The incident took place after Carlisle’s loss to Swindon in League TwoCredit: Unknown, clear with picture desk

“I’ll do my best to do it to everyone and prove myself again and not let anything like this happen. [sic] Again. I really hope everyone can accept my apology and we can move on from this.

“So let’s focus on football and keep the club in the football league.”

Carlisle coach Keith Millen insisted the two players “understand and acknowledge” their actions.

Millen speak: “They understand and fully acknowledge that their actions were unacceptable.

“We’ve dealt with it firmly and quickly as a club, and our focus is on working hard as we head towards another important game at the weekend.”

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