Ben Stokes tone was spiteful, says nightclub doorman

By: Express News Service |
Published: August 8, 2018 1:18:13 am

England cricket player Ben Stokes and his wife Clare Ratcliffe leave Bristol Crown Court. (Source: Reuters)

The handshake snub: Danny Adams of the Avon and Somerset Police told the court that Stokes got angry after the nightclub doorman, Andrew Cunningham, refused a handshake with the England all-rounder. He added that the footage captured Stokes mimicking customers and flicking a cigarette butt (allegedly towards Kai Barry and William O’Connor, both gay men), which was “not in the least” friendly.

Doorman gives evidence: To start with, Cunningham didn’t recognise Stokes and Hales, as the Mbargo doorman is not a cricket fan. Things were “good as gold”, when the cricketers came at 11.30am (on September 24, 2017). When they returned in a taxi after 2am,…

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