A rugby player has been fined after he smashed a pint glass over a bouncer’s head when he told him to leave an Aberdeen bar.
Simon Zubairu refused to leave Cheerz Bar and Nightclub on Aberdeen’s Exchange Street on December 17, and became embroiled in a struggle with a number of door staff.
And the 29-year-old, who played for Aberdeen Wanderers RFC and had been on the team’s Christmas night out, grabbed a pint glass and broke it across a bouncer’s head, leaving him with a wound which had to be surgically glued back together.
Yesterday at Aberdeen Sheriff Court fiscal depute Cheryl Clark said the door steward asked Zubairu to leave at 12.10am but he “refused to do so”.
Another bouncer then joined and they “took hold of the accused’s arms” to lead him out.
Ms Clark said he began to “violently resist”, adding: “The accused was seen to pick up a pint glass from a table nearby and smash it across the door steward’s head.
“This caused his head to begin bleeding very heavily.”
Police and an ambulance were called and the bouncer was taken to hospital to have a two-inch laceration to the back of his head surgically glued.
Zubairu pled guilty to refusing or failing to leave the premises when asked, and to assault.
Defence agent Gail Goodfellow said: “He was living in Aberdeen and was a member of and played for a well-known local rugby team.
“He had just got engaged and he and his fiance were celebrating the rugby club’s Christmas party.
He had far more to drink than he would normally.”
She added: “He understandably was upset by his behaviour when he saw the CCTV and he is extremely remorseful.”
Sheriff David Hall fined Zubairu, whose address was given as Bonnymuir Place, Aberdeen, £200 and ordered him to pay the bouncer £1,500 in compensation.
Aberdeen Wanderers RFC declined to comment.