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Young Newcastle United players in city centre bar fight – Club take disciplinary action

7 days ago
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A media exclusive has revealed that a group of young Newcastle United players have been involved in a fight at a bar in the city centre.

The Mail reporting that the incident took place at Tup Tup Palace, a city centre venue that has regularly featured on TV show Geordie Shore.

The report says that a number of Under 23 Newcastle United players booked a table at Tup Tup Palace and the night led to a punch up with another group at the venue.

Steve Harper is head of the Academy and he spoke to the young Newcastle United players involved.

However, the matter is further complicated by the fact that the other group of young men included James Harper. James is the son of Steve Harper and the former NUFC goalkeeper also knows the friends who were out with his son.

The Mail say that Steve Harper’s son was not involved in the fighting but that due to his presence (and his friends who the Academy chief knows) leading to a family conflict of interest, the Newcastle United Academy chief has stepped back after his initial talks with the young NUFC players involved, as the club investigate further, with disciplinary action to be taken against a number of the Under 23 Newcastle United squad that were involved.

The report says that some of those involved in the fighting were left with facial injuries, although the Police were not called.

The Mail quote a source who says that this was a carry over from previous friction between one of the Newcastle United players and a friend of Steve Harper’s son. Previous friction that was sparked off again when words were exchanged between those in the two groups involved.

The report names former Chelsea player, Charlie Wiggett, as one of the Under 23 Newcastle United players left with a facial injury.

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