Ben Stokes trial: Stepped in to defend two gay men, cricketer tells court

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Ben Stokes trial: Stepped in to defend two gay men, cricketer tells court

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 10 Aug 2018

London, Aug 10 (IBNS): English cricketer Ben Stokes told the court in a legal trial that he "stepped in" to defend two gay men before the alleged brawl outside Bristol nightclub in Sept last year, media reports said.

Stokes is one of the two men who are presently accused of being involved in the brawl outside the nightclub.

Stokes, however, denied the affray, saying he acted in self defence.

Ryan Ali, the other accused, has also denied the affray.

Ryan Hale was earlier acquitted at Bristol Crown Court.

Stokes told the court that he acted to defend two gay men when they were allegedly attacked by Ali and Hale with "homophobic comments".

The cricketer has been quoted by BBC as saying, "I stepped in and said 'you shouldn't be saying these things to these two men'."

Ben Stokes trial: Stepped in to defend two gay men, cricketer tells court

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