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Witness speaks of ‘Wild West’ brawl as Phil Foden’s mother is STARTED in scene that ‘lasts minutes after video’

A witness said last night PHIL Foden’s mother was punched during a bloody altercation in the “Wild West”.

Shocking scene revealed by The Sun – and currently being probed by the police – shows how Claire Foden is attacked after a group of men call her son “c***” backstage after the battle of Amir Khan.

Phil Foden was caught in a backstage brawl after his battle with Amir Khan

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Phil Foden was caught in a backstage brawl after his battle with Amir Khan
Soccer player Claire's mother was punched in the face by an attacker during a terrifying confrontation

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Soccer player Claire’s mother was punched in the face by an attacker during a terrifying confrontation
Claire, 41, reacts after one of the men allegedly called her son 'c***'

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Claire, 41, reacts after one of the men allegedly called her son ‘c***’

The England and Man City player, 21, can be seen trying to prop up his chest – while another man is seen using a fire extinguisher as a weapon.

One eyewitness described the scenes as “utter chaos” and revealed the fight was actually worse than imagined. The video has been widely shared on social media.

He told The Sun: “It was a carnage. It was out of control. I had never seen anything like it before in my life.

“I was in the next cell and heard all the screaming so we went out to see what was going on.

“It was crazy. Everyone said Phil Foden was there.

“I saw a punch being thrown. There was more violence than just what is caught on film.

“Another man was punched after the scene ended. He was bleeding.

“It all started. It lasted a few more minutes.

“At one point, security was called in and a lot of people ended up being kicked out of their homes. It wasn’t real.

“It’s like a scene in the Wild West.”

Clip, filmed in a hallway of Manchester’s AO ArenaIt started with Foden seemingly exhausted from City’s 3-2 loss to Spurs earlier in the day.

Reacting to thugs, soccer player’s girlfriend Rebecca Cooke turned around and shouted: “Who are you calling ac***?”

The couple then entered a private room at the gymnasium after Khan’s bloody defeat to Kell Brook.

Foden’s mother Claire is then seen stepping outside and asking the group: “Yes, who is calling him?”

One of the men replied, “Nobody.”

Claire said, “That’s right, then turn it off.”

She appeared to push a man in a black coat, forcing him to take a few steps back, before the attacker stepped in and struck her.

It’s not clear if the blow was connected, but the 41-year-old turned and a man in a black baseball cap entered and punched her guard.

Rebecca could hear shouting: “Claire.”


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A scuffle broke out, with about seven people scattered in the hallway.

The man in the cap took the fire extinguisher from the wall and rushed towards the blond man.

Looks like he tried to hit him in the back of the head as he walked away.

Then, the brawler in the hat dashed out with the device two more times before the clip abruptly ended.

British tennis player Foden, who was wearing a blue hoodie and jeans, was briefly seen trying to protect his mother.

He played no other role in the fight and didn’t throw a punch.

Rebecca also stayed out of the fray.

Police probe

Greater Manchester Police said: “GMP is aware of a video circulating on social media showing a riot at the AO arena last night.

“We are conducting some further investigation into the situation surrounding the incident.”

Man City bosses have released a statement telling of their “shock”. – and said they were going back to Foden and his family.

Officials said: “The club is aware of a video circulating on social media showing Phil Foden and his family being harassed and abused.

“We are shocked and appalled at the nature of the abuse and subsequent assault on one of Phil’s family members.

“We will continue to give Phil and his family all the support and help they need.”

The Sun has approached Foden and his representatives for comment.

In the clip, a man in a cap grabs a fire extinguisher from the wall and hits a blond man as he walks away.

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In the clip, a man in a cap grabs a fire extinguisher from the wall and hits a blond man as he walks away.
Video of the fight was posted on Twitter

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Video of the fight was posted on Twitter
Midfielder Foden has been contacted for comment

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Midfielder Foden has been contacted for commentCredit: Getty
Rebecca Cooke, Foden's partner, with whom he has two children, also participated in the wars - albeit without resorting to violence

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Rebecca Cooke, Foden’s partner, with whom he has two children, also participated in the wars – albeit without resorting to violence
Claire has been credited with helping her son as his career took off

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Claire has been credited with helping her son as his career took offCredit: Instagram @philfoden

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