Jamaal Lascelles is an English professional footballer who plays as a centre-back and captains the Premier League club Newcastle United.
Lascelles began his football career at Nottingham Forest, where he progressed through the club’s youth system.
He made his first-team debut on January 31, 2012, starting in a 2-0 defeat to Burnley.
In March 2011, he signed his first professional contract with Nottingham Forest before joining Newcastle United.
Recently, Lascelles was reportedly attacked in a violent mass brawl in which someone allegedly threatened to shoot him.
Jamaal Lascelles attack
Lascelles was allegedly attacked in an incident outside a city center brawl on August 20, 2023, Daily Mail reported.
It is claimed that the attack on Lascelles and his teenage brother was unprovoked, and the footballer’s sibling was reportedly elbowed in the attack.
Following the initial attack, bottles were thrown during the brawl with Lascelles suffering a minor ear injury as a result of the attack.
According to The Guardian, reports suggest that Lascelles was attacked while trying to protect his younger brother.
A video of the attack has been widely shared on social media. It shows Lascelles being attacked by a group of men on a busy street.
The incident is currently under investigation by the police who are looking into the alleged attack on Lascelles and the circumstances surrounding the brawl.
Incidents of players being attacked
Footballers being attacked in public is a serious issue that has occurred in various forms over the years.
Footballers have been attacked by fans on the pitch during matches.
For example, in 2013, a fan ran onto the pitch during a match between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur and punched Villa player Chris Herd.
In 2002, a fan attacked referee Anders Frisk during a Champions League match between AS Roma and Barcelona.
Football hooliganism is a term used to describe violence and other destructive behaviors perpetrated by fans.
This can include fighting with weapons such as sports bats, glass bottles, rocks, rebar, knives, machetes and firearms.
In the past, football hooliganism was much more prevalent than it is today, but it still occurs in some areas.
Incidents of racial abuse have occurred in football, both on and off the pitch.
For example, in the 1980s, black players became an increasingly frequent feature in the English game, and with hooliganism still widespread, incidents of racial abuse occurred.
Footballers have also been subjected to abuse on social media platforms.
In the 2021-22 Premier League season, Ofcom tracked abuse on Twitter against football players and found that it was a significant problem.
Footballers have been involved in various scandals over the years, ranging from match-fixing to drugs.
When footballers get caught up in these scandals, it can be embarrassing for them and those around them.
It is important to note that while incidents of footballers being attacked in public have occurred, they are not representative of all football fans or players.
The vast majority of football fans and players are law-abiding and respectful.