The red one
A rugby player suffered a broken jaw when he was being attacked by a man who thought he was a power ranger.
Andy Mulligan, 24, was wearing a red Christmas onesie when he was brutally
punched in mistake for one of the children’s TV characters.
The attacker was involved in a scuffle with another man inside a different bar
earlier who was dressed as a member of the show Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
Andy said: “I’d never seen the guy before. It was totally unprovoked. He needs
“I’ve got a friend who knows someone who was knocked out in similar
circumstances and they died as a result.”
Andy, who works in Asda’s head office, had been drinking with his rugby team
when he was unexpectedly attacked outside the Revolution bar in Leeds.
Andy, also a Leeds local, said: “I think he might have shouted Oi!’ but the next
thing I knew I’d turned round and he’d smacked me in the face and knocked me out.
“Apparently he was half way down the street before I hit the ground.”
Andy didn’t go to hospital until the day after attack where doctors told him his jaw was broken.
He was only able to eat soft foods for a number of weeks.
The fact that I wasn’t more seriously injured is down to luck more than
anything,” he said.
Police are appealing for information about the incident, which occurred on on
Detective Constable Kate Hutton: “We believe this was a completely unprovoked attack where it appears he was mistaken for someone the suspect had been involved in scuffle with earlier on the dance floor.”