England’s star all-rounder Ben Stokes was recently found engaged in a fist fight with a veteran army personnel who served in Afghanistan. Ryan Hale from Bristol was punched down to the ground by the series of punches from Stokes.
Hale’s mother came out to reveal that his son is not aggressive in nature and tagged the incident has not been ok. After the incident, both Ben Stokes and English opener Alex Hales have been suspended from international duties by ECB for an infinite period as of now.
Commenting on the incident, victim’s mother said, “It is not OK and it is not something that happens on a daily basis. It is not something you expect to happen. But I don’t want to comment on it as I think it is up to the police to do their job and carry out their investigation. I don’t want to say anything to discredit anyone. But you have clearly seen the video footage. I just know there was a fracas and I have seen the video.”
A worker at Steinbeck & Shaw said, “I was walking down Park Street close to The Triangle [which is near the taxi rank where Stokes was arrested] when this group of lads approached us. They were really hyped up and they were troublemakers. I can’t remember what exact insults were used. There we’re maybe five or six of them and they looked in their twenties. They were trying to take the piss out of the way that I looked.”