Rangers goalie Allan McGregorsuffered facial injuries after he was head-butted in the eye in what was described as a vicious attack in the streets of Glasgow after a night out at the Karbon nightclub, a popular nightspot of Glaswegian soccer players.
Friends found the 28-year-old McGregor on the ground covered in blood. There was so much blood he was at first thought to have been knifed. McGregor was hospitalized and then released.
McGregor's father, Alex, called for Rangers manager Walter Smith to ban his son from going out. "He doesn't have the common sense to stop going himself," he said. The attack came after Rangers' match against St. Johnstone at McDiarmid Park was called off because of a frozen field.