Craig Bellamy assaulted Manchester United fan, Jake Clarke, in front of the eyes of the world after City conceded a 96th minute goal by Michael Owen, after Bellamy thought he had earned a point for the blues in the last minute of normal time.
Another City fan has now been accused of assaulting another United fan in the club 42nd Street in town.
Michael Johnson, who is originally from Urmston and who played for City’s youth team, has allegedly head butted a United fan who was singing United songs on a night out.
Johnson is a Leeds fan who played for Everton’s youth academy before being snapped up by City when he was 16-years-old.
The City midfielder, who was ruled out for the season in December, has been arrested on suspicion of assault causing actual bodily harm and bailed until March 18.
The incident occurred just four days before Johnson apparently picked up a season-ending injury in training.
Rumour has it that Johnson is big on the Manchester party scene and that he is regularly seen pissed out of his face.
The United fan claims he was was head-butted, knocked to the ground, then kicked whilst he was on the floor.
“Just after 1am on Sunday, 6 December 2009, a patrol car was flagged down and an officer was told a man had been assaulted,” said a spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police. “The 22-year-old victim reported that he had been assaulted in 42nd Street nightclub. The man had a cut to the face but no other injuries.”
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