“The Nightclub Episode”
Claire Rowlands, 44, mother of Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden, found herself in a tumultuous situation at Bentley’s nightclub in Towyn, Wales, leading to her removal and subsequent confrontation with the police.
Video footage presented in court captured the 52-second altercation where Claire aggressively challenges police officers, defiantly stating, “Don’t come into my face unless you’ve got evidence.”
“The Legal Fallout”
While cleared of assault charges, Claire Rowlands was fined for her behavior after admitting to police that when she drinks, she becomes like “an animal.”
The incident occurred on September 9, just hours after her son played in a Euro 2024 qualifier.
“A Night Out Gone Wrong”
The night started innocently enough, with Claire enjoying a night out with friends after being invited to a caravan for respite from caring for her disabled son.
Shots of vodka and tequila led to a series of events that culminated in her being asked to leave Bentley’s.
“The Party Trick”
CCTV footage from the club revealed Claire’s party trick – knocking a man’s hat off and trying to put it back on.
She defended it as harmless fun, claiming, “I just could not believe it, that I could get into trouble for knocking someone’s cap off.”
Chairman of the magistrates Duncan Campbell acknowledged Claire’s intoxicated state but found her not guilty of assault, emphasizing the lack of consensual actions and the absent accuser.
Despite being cleared of assault, Claire Rowlands pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly.
The court fined her £100, with additional costs and a surcharge, to be paid within 90 days.
“Claire Rowlands’ Influence”
Widely credited with keeping her son grounded, Claire Rowlands, known for her son Phil Foden’s rise to stardom, faced unwanted attention in the past.
This incident marks another chapter in her tumultuous encounters, including a previous attack in February 2022 and an alleged involvement in a party brawl in May 2021.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn