Glasgow punish seven over kebab shop brawl

GLASGOW Warriors have punished seven employees over a late-night incident which left one rugby player from another team with severe facial injuries.

Sean Maitland is one of four Glasgow players due to appear in court. Picture Neil Hanna
Sean Maitland is one of four Glasgow players due to appear in court. Picture Neil Hanna

Four Glasgow players are due to appear in court next month charged with seriously assaulting Ally Maclay of Glasgow Hawks in the wake of a Halloween party. Club officials launched their own probe into the episode and have found seven people guilty of involvement, either in the incident or the lead-up. A spokesman refused to reveal their identities or the nature of their punishment, although it is understood that not all of the seven are current squad players.

The spokesman said: “Glasgow Warriors have conducted an internal investigation into an incident involving employees in Glasgow last month. As a result of the investigation, the club have have held disciplinary hearings with the employees concerned.

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“Disciplinary action has been taken against seven individuals as a result of the incident, with a range of sanctions imposed. Details of the investigation and hearings will remain confidential at this time. The club will be making no further comment at this stage.”

The spokesman rejected suggestions that Glasgow fans who pay to watch matches had the right to be told who was involved and what the sanctions were. He said: “The matter is purely between the club and their employees. It is a private and confidential situation. After all, we wouldn’t divulge details of player contracts.”

Scotland and Warriors players Ryan Wilson, Ryan Grant and Sean Maitland are due to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court next month, along with young squad player Rory Hughes. They have all been charged with assaulting Maclay at a kebab shop in the city’s West End.

They are also accused of assaulting another man the same night. None of the players has yet entered a plea, but they have given undertakings to appear.