Senegal football star El-Hadji-Diouf has been arrested after a public fight at a nightclub in Manchester City.
The player was taken away from The Circle Bar by police at around 3am on Sunday, April 15, 2012.
The hot tempered footballer engaged in a serious fight with fellow football player Anton Ferdinand’s friend, who is now suffering from injuries sustained from broken glass.
A statement from Greater Manchester police said ‘a fight has taken place and a 33-year-old man was injured. He was taken to the hospital for treatments to his injuries to the side of his head and to the side of his neck, and he remains in a serious but stable condition.’
There has been bad blood between Ferdinand and Diouf since their playing days at Sunderland. In 2009, Diouf allegedly threatened to ‘knife’ Ferdinand after a bust-up on the pitch
Diouf, who had played for Liverpool and Bolton, was then sold to Blackburn.
From Blackburn, he went to Glasgow Rangers before moving to Championship strugglers Doncaster Rovers.
He has been accused several times of spitting on the pitch at opposing players and even fans.
Last year, then-QPR manager Neil Warnock accused him of taunting a player suffering on the ground with a broken leg.
Diouf was bailed till May 23, 2012 alongside five other men, who are believed to have a link with the fight. Meanwhile Ferdinand is reported to have been interviewed under police caution but was not arrested.