England winger Ashton attacked on night out
Saracens says England rugby winger Chris Ashton sustained minor cuts to his face after being attacked while on a night out celebrating an anniversary with his girlfriend.
The English club says a stranger approached a group of Saracens players, who were out with wives and girlfriends in London on Saturday. A friend of the stranger was then involved in a “brief altercation” with Ashton, who was attacked with a glass.
The 25-year-old Ashton didn’t require stitches.
Saracens chief executive Edward Griffiths said in a statement released on Sunday “for clarity, Chris Ashton is not in trouble at all. On the contrary, he ... showed admirable restraint.”
Ashton is a regular in the England team, scoring 15 tries in 26 appearances. He is in his first season with London club Saracens.