U's Okuonghae involved in late night brawl

Gazette: U's Okuonghae involved in late night brawl U's Okuonghae involved in late night brawl

COLCHESTER United defender Magnus Okuonghae was involved in a vicious brawl in the early hours of the morning.

The senior U’s player, who has worn the captain’s armband, was filmed by town centre CCTV at 3.30am in a fight with three other men after two friend groups had fallen out in town centre bar Qube.

A court heard how Munyaradzi Kamutero, Fairson Nyamunokora and David Ibiyode were ordered to leave the club, in Crouch Street, but when they got back to their car, in High Street, Mr Okuonghae, and some of the group he was out with, was waiting.

Colchester Magistrates’ Court heard Mr Okuonghae had taken his belt off and wrapped it around his fist, ready to fight.

Kamutero and Ibiyode, both 20 and from Kent, and Nyamunokora, 20, from Staffordshire, admitted using threatening words or behaviour with intent to cause fear or provoke unlawful violence on August 24 when they appeared at Colchester Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

They will be sentenced next month.

 

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8:24am Wed 12 Feb 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

We don't need role models like this guy for our young boys to aspire to! He also brings shame on his club and the town. Sack him.
We don't need role models like this guy for our young boys to aspire to! He also brings shame on his club and the town. Sack him. Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 7

10:04am Wed 12 Feb 14

stevedawson says...

Looks as if he could be the attacker the u's have been after.wasted at the back.
Looks as if he could be the attacker the u's have been after.wasted at the back. stevedawson
  • Score: 5

10:48am Wed 12 Feb 14

down the line says...

Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
We don't need role models like this guy for our young boys to aspire to! He also brings shame on his club and the town. Sack him.
Agree, sack him. Perfect excuse to get him off the books. He's one of the highest earners and lets face it, he's pretty hopeless anyway.
Don't want thugs like this associated with the club.
[quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: We don't need role models like this guy for our young boys to aspire to! He also brings shame on his club and the town. Sack him.[/p][/quote]Agree, sack him. Perfect excuse to get him off the books. He's one of the highest earners and lets face it, he's pretty hopeless anyway. Don't want thugs like this associated with the club. down the line
  • Score: 7

12:44pm Wed 12 Feb 14

archiebunker says...

So, despite being caught on CCTV, he wasn't charged with anything and, despite it apparently being a vicious brawl and being caught on CCTV, the only charges were provocation.
Sounds like it's all been hyped up a bit because a footballer was involved.
So, despite being caught on CCTV, he wasn't charged with anything and, despite it apparently being a vicious brawl and being caught on CCTV, the only charges were provocation. Sounds like it's all been hyped up a bit because a footballer was involved. archiebunker
  • Score: 9

4:25pm Wed 12 Feb 14

wearebeingwatched says...

Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
We don't need role models like this guy for our young boys to aspire to! He also brings shame on his club and the town. Sack him.
Sack him for what? He was not charged and thus has not been found guilty or been cautioned for a criminal offence. So I would say if he was sacked he would easily win a unfair dismissal case

Also he would just sign for another club.
[quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: We don't need role models like this guy for our young boys to aspire to! He also brings shame on his club and the town. Sack him.[/p][/quote]Sack him for what? He was not charged and thus has not been found guilty or been cautioned for a criminal offence. So I would say if he was sacked he would easily win a unfair dismissal case Also he would just sign for another club. wearebeingwatched
  • Score: 3

5:15pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

wearebeingwatched wrote:
Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
We don't need role models like this guy for our young boys to aspire to! He also brings shame on his club and the town. Sack him.
Sack him for what? He was not charged and thus has not been found guilty or been cautioned for a criminal offence. So I would say if he was sacked he would easily win a unfair dismissal case

Also he would just sign for another club.
Agree, sacking was a knee jerk reaction and he wouldn't be sacked, but his contract should not be renewed because his club should not want and doesn't need to be associated with players who act in the way he did.
[quote][p][bold]wearebeingwatched[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: We don't need role models like this guy for our young boys to aspire to! He also brings shame on his club and the town. Sack him.[/p][/quote]Sack him for what? He was not charged and thus has not been found guilty or been cautioned for a criminal offence. So I would say if he was sacked he would easily win a unfair dismissal case Also he would just sign for another club.[/p][/quote]Agree, sacking was a knee jerk reaction and he wouldn't be sacked, but his contract should not be renewed because his club should not want and doesn't need to be associated with players who act in the way he did. Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 0

5:21pm Wed 12 Feb 14

totallyfootball says...

Whatever his involvement criminal or otherwise he seriously needs to take at look at his life and priorities, is he that dedicated to warrant keeping after this contract? If he was then you would not be out at 3-30 in the morning, he is a natural target for many reasons, start to think about it young man, you don't get many chances in this game!
Whatever his involvement criminal or otherwise he seriously needs to take at look at his life and priorities, is he that dedicated to warrant keeping after this contract? If he was then you would not be out at 3-30 in the morning, he is a natural target for many reasons, start to think about it young man, you don't get many chances in this game! totallyfootball
  • Score: 7

11:07pm Wed 12 Feb 14

super waluigi says...

Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
We don't need role models like this guy for our young boys to aspire to! He also brings shame on his club and the town. Sack him.
You can't sack some one because the gazette gives a biased review of the events in the town. I bet the reporter has not seen the footage, heard the news first hand or been involved with any one involved.
Shame on you for falling for a nothing story.
[quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: We don't need role models like this guy for our young boys to aspire to! He also brings shame on his club and the town. Sack him.[/p][/quote]You can't sack some one because the gazette gives a biased review of the events in the town. I bet the reporter has not seen the footage, heard the news first hand or been involved with any one involved. Shame on you for falling for a nothing story. super waluigi
  • Score: -5

12:03am Thu 13 Feb 14

Boris says...

The report in the printed paper makes it pretty clear that the three people who had been ordered out of the club were the aggressors. As others have said, Magnus was not charged with any offence.
And why should a player not go out on the town the night after a game, when he is not due to play again for a week? Do we know what instructions Joe Dunne gives to his players as to how they should spend their Saturday nights?
Renewal of his contract should depend purely on footballing considerations.
The report in the printed paper makes it pretty clear that the three people who had been ordered out of the club were the aggressors. As others have said, Magnus was not charged with any offence. And why should a player not go out on the town the night after a game, when he is not due to play again for a week? Do we know what instructions Joe Dunne gives to his players as to how they should spend their Saturday nights? Renewal of his contract should depend purely on footballing considerations. Boris
  • Score: 1

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