CHRIS ASHTON WAS once again making headlines for the wrong reasons on Saturday evening, after the Saracens player was attacked with a glass in a London nightclub.
The 25-year-old suffered a couple of cuts to his face and was said to be stunned after the unprovoked attack, but did not require stitches.
He was enjoying a few drinks after the 9-9 draw with Leicester.
“A brief altercation occurred, which resulted in a friend of (a) stranger attacking Chris Ashton with a glass. The Saracens winger suffered two minor cuts on the left side of his face, but neither required stitches,” a statement read.
Edward Griffiths, CEO of Saracens, added: “Since arriving at the club, Chris has proved himself an outstanding member of the Saracens family, on and off the field. It is a reality that well known sports people are provoked by strangers and subsequent events are instantly tweeted.
“People will inevitably see this story and say an England rugby player is in trouble again. For clarity, Chris Ashton is not in trouble at all. On the contrary, he was celebrating an anniversary with his girlfriend and showed admirable restraint.”
The wing has made a strong start to his Saracens career, scoring three tries in his first three games.