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Bouncer assaulted by Danny Cipriani talks about the incident

The Jersey doorman assaulted by Danny Cipriani has spoken about the incident.

Grandfather Joaquim Pereira was the victim of a common assault by the England star and had his body camera snatched.

“I was just doing my job. I didn’t know who he was.” revealed the 63-year-old Grandfather.



“He had turned up earlier with about 20 rugby players. We have to think of our guests so I only let three of them in because they were with a long-standing and respected customer.”

Mr Pereira, five inches shorter than Cipriani, said the star became abusive so he turned on his body camera.

He said: “He said things I would not like to repeat. I told him I needed to turn my camera on because of his behaviour.”


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Mr Pereira added: “The policewoman confronted him on her own, taking on someone more than twice her size. She is tiny, but incredibly brave and very courageous. That should be recognised.”

Cipriani later issued a public apology, writing: “I’m mortified that, earlier this week, I acted in a way that I hugely regret. I am truly sorry.”

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