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image/svg+xml Why you can trust Sky News Former Scotland captain Gary McAllister has been treated in hospital after he was punched in the face during a night out in Leeds.
Police said the Rangers assistant manager, whose playing career spanned Liverpool, Leeds, Coventry and Leicester, was assaulted outside a bar in the city centre at around 4am on Sunday.
The 54-year-old, who amassed 57 caps for his country and captained the team to the Euro 96 finals, was reportedly waiting for a taxi with his wife by the venue in Call Lane.
West Yorkshire Police Detective Inspector James Entwistle, said: “The initial report was that a man, aged in his 50s, was stood outside a bar when a man approached him and punched him in the face, causing injuries that required hospital treatment.
“We are currently arranging to speak to the victim to take fuller details of the incident and will be progressing the investigation to identify the person responsible.”
McAllister enjoyed a successful six-year stint at Leeds from 1990 to 1996, during which they became champions of the old First Division in 1992.
He was captain for two years before moving to Coventry, where he would later return after a two-year stay at Liverpool, becoming part of the management team upon his retirement in 2002.
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The Scot joined Rangers last year, where he is assistant to former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard.
The initial report was that a man, aged in his 50s, was stood outside a bar when a man approached him and punched him in the face, causing injuries that required hospital treatment.
Hours before the incident in Leeds, McAllister was at Anfield to watch his boss score the winner as a Liverpool Legends side beat a vintage AC Milan 3-2 in a charity match.
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Rangers did not train on Monday owing to the international break, so McAllister was not expected to be at work.
:: Anyone who witnessed the attack in Leeds, or who has any information that could help the investigation, is asked to contact Leeds CID quoting crime reference number 13190152147.
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McAllister was the victim of an unprovoked attack in Leeds city centre on Saturday night, hours after he watched a Liverpool legends game at Anfield
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Jamie OHara has told talkSPORT he has stopped going out in London out of fear he will be targeted and potentially attacked by football fans.
The former Tottenham midfielders comments come after Gary McAllister was hospitalised after an unprovoked attack in Leeds city centre on Saturday evening.
Ex-Liverpool and Leeds star Mcallister was waiting for a taxi with his wife, Hayley, when he was punched in the face by a yob. He was taken to hospital by police and needed ten stitches in his top lip.
The couple were out for dinner in Leeds, just hours after McAllister, Steven Gerrards number two at Rangers, watched a Liverpool legends team beat AC Milan in a charity game at Anfield.
News of the nonsensical attack was been met with widespread shock, but OHara – who was no stranger to off-the field controversy during his early career – admits its part and parcel of everyday life in the public eye.
Speaking to talkSPORT, the former Spurs academy graduate – now player-assistant manager at non-league side Billericay Town – said footballers being targeted by the public is commonplace and is often due to jealousy.
Ive actually stopped going out in London a lot now, Ill only go to restaurants just because I think its not worth it.
Gary McAllister in hospital after being attacked on night out
Ive had instances in the past where people have started on me, Ive had my watch taken off my in a nightclub before, but you kind of have to accept it.
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If you react and become violent, youre going to be the one everyone talks about. Ive been culprit of that in the past, where you react to something and youre the one who all of a sudden puts yourself in a bad situation.
When you put yourself out there, there are a lot of people who want to put you down and see you fail.
I put myself out there on a big scale in terms of the profile I created for myself – some of it good, some of it bad – and there are some people who are jealous.