Man Utd star Paul Scholes’ son beat up drunk ex-school pal in unprovoked attack

, 19, left Robert Kemper, 21, with blood shot eyes and multiple bruises to his face.

It came after he repeatedly punched him following an encounter at the bar following England‘s 2-1 victory over Tunisia at last year‘s World Cup, the court heard.

During the attack Mr Kemper, who was drunk, was lying on his back and offering no resistance during the assault, it was heard.

Mr Kemper, who said he knew Scholes from their days at school, remembered little of the alleged attack.

He recalled saying “hello” only to get “very little response”, magistrates heard.

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“I just knew I was struck a number of times and I had not hit anybody else.”

Victim

And Mr Kemper was so intoxicated during that evening the landlady refused to serve him any more alcohol, it was heard.

Scholes had denied assault by beating, claiming he was acting in self-defence.

Scholes was accompanied by , who was one of the finest English midfielders of his generation.

Mr Kemper told the hearing: “I had gone to a friends house to watch the football match during the World Cup. 

“Then after we watched the football we made our way to the Granby Arms with two friends and we had a few drinks.

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“We had a couple of beers and a mini bottle of vodka, so I had one or two glasses of vodka and sprite. I had one pint at the Granby Arms. I walked in with my friends, went round to sit down and I noticed Arron he was in the other side of the pub and I went round to say ‘hello‘.

 “I got a very little response, thought nothing of it, walked away and went back to my friends. I knew Arron from school. Me and my friends were just discussing and talking about the football and then played some pool and I then went out for a cigarette.

 “There was a couple of other people who came out but I can‘t remember who was there. I was having a cigarette facing away from the door when I started receiving punches, I didn‘t know where it was coming from or who was throwing them.

 “I was just aware of walking out in a daze a few minutes later, I was still unsure of what happened. I was very confused about that incident – I just knew I was struck a number of times and I had not hit anybody else.

 “I didn‘t know who did it at the time but I found out shortly afterwards. Both my eyes were swollen and there was congealed blood in my nose and ears. I had blood shot eyes for a few weeks, swollen tender cheeks, swollen lips and bruising for a week or so.

 “I saw Arron last at his 18th birthday party. We had been friends at school. We had fallen out but had made up in regards to that. I‘m not sure of the events of the night, I just know the injuries I sustained. 

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“I was in a daze and unconscious for most of it. I‘m not sure whether the injuries or the alcohol affected my memory.” 

During the hearing, prosecutor Miss Lucy Bridge claims Mr Kemper felt lightheaded and dizzy after the attack, which she said was witnessed by the pub landlady.

Miss Bridge told the court: “They both parted ways with Robert Kemper going left and Arron Scholes going right. 

“Arron Scholes was spoken to by the police on 24 October, where he said he went outside to confront Mr Kemper but then acted in self defence as he thought he was going to be assaulted.” 

Scholes, who plays for non-league side Royton Town, was found guilty at Tameside Magistrates‘ Court.

He will be sentenced next week after a report is prepared to see if he is suitable for community work.

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