Tyne & Wear

Newcastle defender Danny Simpson 'OK' after violence

Danny Simpson
Simpson was reportedly taken to hospital after the incident

Newcastle United player Danny Simpson has insisted he is "OK" after footage emerged online showing him apparently unconscious in the street.

The 26-year-old is alleged to have been caught up in violence after a night out in his home city of Manchester on Saturday.

A video shows the defender lying in the street outside a takeaway.

Simpson posted a message on Twitter earlier, saying: "For the record im okay, 2 on 1 well done!"

Police are not investigating the incident and Newcastle United did not want to comment.

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