CCTV footage doing the rounds on social media appears to show Everton star Ross Barkley getting punched in the face while in a bar, reports The Mirror.
The incident is alleged to have occurred in Santa Chupitos cocktail bar in Liverpool city centre during the early hours of Monday morning.
In the footage, it appears that the midfielder is talking to another man and then suddenly gets hit with a single punch and drops to the floor.
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) April 10, 2017
The Mirror claims that Everton are looking into the incident to see if Barkley had any involvement.
The unsavoury scenes come just hours after the midfielder played a pivotal role in Everton’s 4-2 triumph over Leicester City in the Premier League at Goodison Park.
Barkley has made the headlines numerous times this season due to his performances on the field, and whether or not he will sign a new contract at his boyhood club.
This story has put the 23-year-old back in the headlines for very different reasons, and as expected, fans have been discussing the shocking reports on Twitter.
Footage of Ross Barkley being attacked is sickening. Absolute lowlife thinking it's okay to do that.
— beth (@cavalier__y0uth) April 10, 2017
— SmithsDisco (@OliverSmith92) April 10, 2017
Don't like Ross Barkley one bit but cracking him one isn't funny at all
— Gareth Thomas (@Gareth_Thomas93) April 10, 2017
That video of ross Barkley gettin chinned is awful
— Laura Mackay (@LauraaaMackay) April 10, 2017
That Ross Barkley video is mad
— Pavel (@PaulW_16) April 10, 2017
That video of Ross Barkley has actually made me furious
— phoebe ✌ (@phoebecomish) April 10, 2017
Ouch Ross Barkley
— liam sutton (@suttonsutts) April 10, 2017
I like seeing things go wrong for Ross Barkley – on the football pitch. Wouldn't wish him a second of actual malice though.
— Nathan | LFC (@grubbavitch) April 10, 2017
The most cowardly punch I've ever seen, well done your famous for punching Ross Barkley, your parents must be so proud.
— John Byrne (@johnbyrne1878) April 10, 2017
That punch on Ross Barkley is absolutely brutal man
— sunshinekid (@sunshinekid10) April 10, 2017