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ManCity issue statement after Phil Foden and mum caught up in violent brawl at boxing

Phil Foden and mum Claire were caught up in a brawl as they attended Amir Khan vs Kell Brook with Man City now releasing a statement in support of their player

Manchester City have released a statement saying they are "shocked and appalled" after footage on social media showed Phil Foden's mum being struck by a man during a brawl at Amir Khan vs Kell Brook.


Foden and his family attended the AO Arena in Manchester but violence broke out in a corridor outside their executive box.


A group of men appeared to hound the England international, who had played for Manchester City in their 3-2 defeat against Tottenham earlier in the evening.


He escaped into an executive box before a woman, believed to be his mum, Claire, 41, emerged to confront the group before the situation escalates and she is struck by a man.

A Manchester City statement read: “The club is aware of a video which has circulated on social media showing Phil Foden and his family being harassed and abused.


"We are shocked and appalled about the nature of the abuse and ensuing assault on one of Phil’s family member.


"We will continue to give Phil and his family all the support and assistance they need.”


Several punches were thrown as the brawl broke out, with Foden seen re-emerging from the room but playing no further part in the fighting.


His girlfriend, Rebecca Cooke, also stands away but appears to be heard shouting “Claire!” as the carnage plays out.

The situation eventually calms down and those involved flee the scene, with one man appearing to launch a fire extinguisher.


Greater Manchester Police are understood to have been contacted over the scrap.


The fight appeared to break out just as Kell Brook made his way to the ring ahead of his win over Khan, with his ring walk song, ‘All of the Lights’ heard blaring out in the background of the clip.


Brook went on to beat Khan in the sixth round of the huge grudge match.


Foden and Manchester City saw their title hopes dealt a blow a few hours before the incident after Harry Kane's late goal condemned them to a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Tottenham.

"Well it was a good game. We tried through many sides, especially down the left. It is very difficult, they defend so narrow," manager Pep Guardiola said after the loss.


"Tottenham have a lot of quality, they give the ball to Harry Kane. They are really good up front.


"In the first half they have the goal and no more. In the second half they have one attack with Harry Kane at the start and they score.


"We try to score but we conceded the goal in extra-time."