Ackers didn’t start the fight – Gloucester

English Premiership club Gloucester have come out in full support of Johan and Ruan Ackermann in the wake of a  nightclub brawl.

As reported, Gloucester’s South African coach and his son are the subjects of a police investigation after a relative of the alleged victim posted pictures of his bruised face on social media.

“Having spoken to Johan, Ruan, the club where the alleged incident took place, the police and other independent witnesses as well as viewing subsequent CCTV footage, I am completely satisfied that whilst an incident did take place, it was instigated by others and not by Johan and Ruan, as has been incorrectly reported,” said Gloucester CEO Stephen Vaughan.

“Both Johan and Ruan have been upset and disappointed by the allegations, but do appreciate the support from Gloucester Rugby fans, players, colleagues, friends and family.”


- All Out Rugby Staff Writer