A Premiership head coach Johan Ackermann and his son Ruan have both been implicated to have been involved in a fight which took place in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The altercation allegedly took place at the 21 Club on Regent Street in Cheltenham, neither men have been arrested or charged in relation to the incident.
Police have since released the following statement: “Gloucestershire Constabulary is investigating a report of an incident which happened at the 21 Club in Regent Street, Cheltenham, in the early hours of Sunday morning – 17 December.”
“The allegation is that there was an altercation between two groups of men, during which one of the men sustained facial injuries.”
“The incident was reported just before 1.30am. Police officers arrived shortly afterwards but all those involved had left the scene. Investigating officers will be examining CCTV footage this week and speaking to witnesses. No-one has been arrested.”
The father and son duo were linked to the incident via the below social media post initially before it was later picked up by the Daily Mail.
“This is a heartbreaking.”
“This lad is my good friends brother, he has autism and was attacked unprovoked!!!”
“This has now left him with a possible bleed on the brain.”
“The scum who did this were 2 “men” who are supposed to be upstanding members of society. but have now shown they are nothing more than oxygen wasting thugs.”
“They are Ruan ackermann and his father johan ackermann. Police, media, everything possible is being done to get these 2 morona off the thrones they think they sit on, you are NOT above the law.”
“Please share this as far as you can so we can get #justiceforharry !!!!! #autism #attack #unprovoked #ruanackermann #johanackermann #gloucesterrugby”
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