Ex Gooner David Bentley Attacked In Restaurant

Ex Arsenal & England football star David Bentley was punched in the face as he sat in a restaurant with his heavily pregnant fiancée.

The Spurs midfielder, 24, had been enjoying a meal with Kimberly Mills and another couple when a man walked up to their table after finishing his own dinner – and took a swing at him.

Stunned Bentley was left reeling in his chair as the attacker ran out of the restaurant.

The footballer’s friend chased the thug – believed to be in his late 20s – but he was also attacked and left with a cut face and black eye.

Waiters at Nolita bar and restaurant in Brookmans Park, Herts, immediately called the police and Bentley, who was said to be “badly shaken”, is keen to press charges.

A spokesman for the player – who joined Tottenham after starting his career with arch-rivals Arsenal – said he was deliberately targeted.

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  1. el turko

    July 13, 2009 at 2:34 am

    I toungue in cheek, football rivalry based…”Hate” Bentley as much as any true arsenal fan.
    But seriously, this is a fucking horrible story.
    Can any of you “Tough guys” say you’d deserve a sucker punch in front of your pregnant bird, no matter waht company you work for.

  2. KarlAFC

    July 13, 2009 at 4:06 am

    Ashamed to be a gooner reading some comments here. People love acting all lemon, even behind the keyboard.

  3. Lee

    July 13, 2009 at 4:45 am

    As funny as it seems – there has to be a line and assulting someone is not the answer.

    Bentley is a twat, as is Cashley Cole. But their actions will come round. Physically beating them is not hte answer.

  4. willo

    July 13, 2009 at 5:26 am

    Maybe it was the babies real father?

  5. Cartman

    July 13, 2009 at 5:30 am

    It’s not me! I have a good alibi, @ least i think i have 😀 !

  6. Cartman

    July 13, 2009 at 5:31 am

    lee, i’m with ya!

  7. Polow

    July 13, 2009 at 5:57 am

    Haha. What a disgrace that would have been. Breaking public property like that. I think the fist was just fine. Unless he got injured in the process. The other guy, not the car.

  8. Polow

    July 13, 2009 at 6:01 am

    Haha! ‘twould have been Eye Poppingly Hilarious!

  9. Polow

    July 13, 2009 at 6:06 am

    Erm. A clever prick that would rather not wait to get taken by the powwlees!

  10. Polow

    July 13, 2009 at 6:13 am

    Totally! This new breed of former England players… So sad.

  11. gonner@hisbunland

    July 13, 2009 at 6:35 am

    you deserve it!

  12. Arshavin

    July 13, 2009 at 6:40 am

    Uncle mike, public execution at the emirates infront of the arsenal n spurs fans, and his family including his bird, NOW that would be f*cking hillarious! He only got punched Big Deal! There are people who have seen worse. Just go visit Iraq. Now stop being p*ssies and quit whinning!!

  13. dee

    July 13, 2009 at 7:43 am

    All these fans defending bentley are blatantly prescription substance abusers! My season ticket money went into that pricks pocket for years, the least i want in return is a black eye !! what a PRICKKKKK!!

    u so called upstanding fans moaning about a punch? what would you have done if he celebrated in your face like he did when he scored at the emirates? did he show any respect or sportsmanship? NO i hope the fan punched him from behind as well. hope the fan threw in a “Haduuurrrkin” as he did it!!

  14. JSP

    July 13, 2009 at 8:04 am

    There is a God!!!!

  15. michael

    July 13, 2009 at 8:07 am

    why are fans so bothered about players who leave and go to other clubs?
    don’t the arsenal supporters on here have the same contempt for players who leave other clubs and go to arsenal?
    are they not disloyal ****s also?

  16. AMFC

    July 13, 2009 at 8:29 am

    Relax! He must have been a annoyed Spud* fan…

  17. Monkey

    July 13, 2009 at 9:48 am

    I think we all agree that Bentley is a prize tw@, but at least make it a fair fight and leave his bird out if you’re going to smash his face.

  18. gazetna

    July 13, 2009 at 10:08 am

    stupid cunt comments on here. no one deserves to be assaulted.
    fucking pricks.

  19. JSP

    July 13, 2009 at 10:23 am

    All cocky little tossers deserve a slap to bring them in to line. He needed a reality check!!!

  20. Jonathan

    July 13, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Anyone commenting on here saying this is Ok is a total tosser and should f*&^ off and support another team.

  21. anad

    July 13, 2009 at 11:00 am

    I don’t have a dog in this fight, but …

    If it is wrong to be punched in the face, or (insert other abuse here), when one is a good chap, why is it ok to be punched in the face if the fellow is, to quote, a “wanker”?

    I would think that an act that is wrong, would be wrong whatever the circumstance.

    Just Askin’,

    Anad (a yank)

  22. anad

    July 13, 2009 at 11:01 am

    pardon, that should read “(a Yank),”

  23. greg Tersakian

    July 13, 2009 at 11:05 am

    I am not particulary keen on violence but I like this even though it looks as if we do not have the whole picture of what happened. the reporting is pretty vague. Maybe he said something to the agressor? But anyway, I hope Bentley does not recover soon because he is a total waste. I remember when Bentley said that he will help Tottenham overcome Arsenal as the greater of the North London teams and that he was underrated at Highbury and he always was a spud fan even while playing for the Arsenal. What a joke!

  24. crispyfinger

    July 13, 2009 at 11:19 am

    something like this should never happen no matter what team a sportsman moves to or from.

  25. 90percenttrue

    July 13, 2009 at 11:50 am

    This isn’t nice at all. No one deserves this sort of treatment solely becuase they’re a footballer with a bit of an edge.

    However…… *ahem* …… if ever there was a footballer who deserved it Bentley would come 4th behind Diouf (that guy is just abhorent), Phil Brown, a man who literally sweeats smugness from every orifice and Jermaine Pennant, who I still haven’t forgiven for blaming his illiteracy on Arsene Wenger leaving him on the bench too much.

  26. Tio

    July 13, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Here it is! Courtesy of Youtube. Bentley definitely deserved that one… haha! What a smack! He didn’t know what had hit him!! Lots of claret and tears


  27. duncanbloor

    July 13, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Stoke fan in peace.. Bit shocked by the amount of Gooners thinking this is funny. We’ve apparently got a bit of a reputation up here but no one I know would think that punching an ex player (even one that went to a rival team) whilst he was sitting down next to his girlfriend and then running off was funny!?!? This man seems like a bit of a sad twat

  28. duncanbloor

    July 13, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    I have been to Iraq three times but still don’t think this is funny – cock

  29. Arshavin

    July 13, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Duncanbloor, yeah am a cock. Would you like to suck me dry? Fuck you and fuck bentely. Hope someone smacks the shit out of you too. And which part of Iraq did you go to dickhead? Have you had all your family members blown to bit right before your eyes? Have you watched your months old baby bleed to death right before you? Don’t talk shit again.

  30. Hugo

    July 13, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    There are plenty of stupid people who have been allowed to air their views since the internet came about, and I think you’re right up there with the best of them. Why bring Iraq into this at all? How is it in any way relevent? Just because there are worse things in the world,it doesn’t make it ok to do this. If someone walked up to you in the street and smashed you up with a baseball bat for no reason and, let’s say, broke your back and left you paralysed, would you sit there in your wheelchair thinking his behaviour was ok simply because somewhere out there people get murdered? No you wouldn’t, because the lesser of two evils is not ok, it is still an evil.

    I’m pretty sure you don’t know David Bentley at all, and have no idea whatsoever what he’s actually like as a person, so to say he’s a cunt who deserved a smack in the face while harmlessly sitting in a restaurant is pretty absurd. Some people have far too much difficulty in realising that the persona they see on a football pitch is entirely different to the real life persona. He was just a bloke out for a meal with his pregnant girlfriend, so his ‘footballer’ persona said some things we don’t like about our club- is it REALLY that bad? Why do you feel the need to drag the standards of our great club through the mud by acting like some territorial monkey?


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