England cricketer Stokes mocked gay couple before brawl, court told

Asian Age – Stokes has not been selected for the second Test between England and India, at Lord’s in London, which starts on Thursday.


  • Bristol: England cricketer Ben Stokes mocked a gay couple’s “camp behaviour” before losing his self-control and knocking two other men unconscious in a street fight last September, a court heard on Monday.
  • Stokes — on trial for alleged affray — acted in “revenge, retaliation or punishment” and was involved in a “sustained episode of significant violence”, prosecutor Nicholas Corsellis told a jury at Bristol Crown Court in southwest England.
  • Stokes, 27, who starred on Saturday as England beat India in a Test Match at Edgbaston, is accused of knocking out 27-year-old Ryan Ali and Ryan Hale, 28 in a brawl.
  • Stokes, Ali and Hale were all involved in threatening and/or using unlawful violence towards each other, it is alleged.
  • Stokes then threw a punch towards Ali and the pair fell to the ground and grappled, the court heard.

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