The viral video shared on Twitter and other online platforms showed how Claire Foden was attacked after a group of men called her son, Phil Foden, a “c***” backstage following the Amir Khan fight. Watch the video below.
PHIL Foden’s mum was punched in a bloody “Wild West” brawl which rumbled on for minutes after video of it ended, a witness said last night.
According to details, The footballer Phil Foden’s mum Claire was punched in the face by an attacker during the frightening confrontation.
A video labelled as “Phil Foden fight video” on social media shows an intense fight between football Phil Foden, his security and a group of people.
In the video, The England and Man City ace, 21, can be seen trying to fend off the yobs – while another man is seen using a fire extinguisher as a weapon.
A witness described the scenes as “complete mayhem” and revealed the fight was actually worse than it seemed. The footage has been widely shared on social media.
He told The Sun: “It was carnage. It was out of control. I’ve never seen anything like it before in my life.
“I was in the next box and heard all the shouting and screaming so we went out to see what was happening.
“It was crazy. Everyone was saying Phil Foden was there.
“I saw a punch thrown. There was more violence than just what was caught on film.”
“Another man got punched after the footage came to an end. He was bleeding.
“It was all kicking off. It lasted a few more minutes.
“Security were called at one point and a lot of people ended up getting kicked out. It was unreal.
“It was like a scene from the Wild West.”
The clip, which was filmed in a corridor of Manchester’s AO Arena, begins with Foden appearing to be goaded following City’s 3-2 defeat to Spurs earlier in the day.
Reacting to the thugs, the footballer’s girlfriend Rebecca Cooke turns and shouts: “Who you calling a c***?”
The couple then walk into a private room at the arena following Khan’s bloody defeat by Kell Brook.
Foden’s mum Claire is then seen walking out and asks the group: “Right, who’s calling him?”
One of the men replies: “No one.”
Claire says: “Right, then f*** off.”
She appears to push out at a man in a black jacket, forcing him back several steps, before the attacker steps in and takes a swing at her.
It’s not clear if the blow connects, but the 41-year-old reels back and a man in a black baseball hat steps in and punches out in her defence.
Rebecca can be heard screaming: “Claire.”
Philip Walter Foden is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City and the England national team. He is considered one of the best young players in the world.