ENGLAND goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was apparently caught up in a vicious pub brawl on a boozy night out.
Startling footage appears to show the World Cup hero being held back by a crowd after the fight broke out in Sunderland last night.
Footage obtained by The Sun is thought to show Pickford, 25, taking a swing towards another reveller as a group of men scrap outside the bar. It is not known if he was acting in self defence.
Horrified witnesses watch on as two mystery blonde women attempt to pull the man believed to be Everton keeper Pickford away from the clash.
They eventually manage to yank the man backwards with the help of a couple of blokes and drag him down the road.
A second video from a different angle shows the same man once again being pulled away from the group.
Onlookers can be heard shouting “Jordan” as the group of men brawl in the street.
The footage soon started to emerge on social media with users claiming Pickford was the man at the centre of the fight.
A spokesman for Everton Football Club said: “The Club has been made aware of an alleged incident involving one of our players and we are looking into the matter.”
The Sun Online has contacted Pickford’s agent for comment.
Video clips from the day show him looking unsteady on his feet as he continued the session at Ps&Qs bar in Sunderland’s Park Lane area.
It is not known what sparked the row, but it is thought to have lasted just a few seconds before it was calmed down.
WORLD CUP HERO
The ex-Sunderland player was in the city as his former team lost on penalties at Wembley to Portsmouth yesterday.
Pickford had helped steer Everton to victory on Saturday in a 2-0 win over West Ham.
It comes after fiancee Megan Davison announced she had given birth to their first child together in February on Instagram.
The happy couple got engaged in secret during World Cup, with Megan posting a picture of herself wearing a ring on Instagram back in June.
She was in Russia throughout the tournament as Pickford and co delivered the Three Lions’ best finish at a World Cup since 1990.
Megan and Jordan met in their home town of Sunderland and have been together for over seven years.
The couple moved to Merseyside following Pickford’s £30m transfer from Sunderland to Everton last summer.
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