Ben Stokes ‘Tried To Bribe Nightclub Doorman With £300 Then Called Him A C**t’

England cricketer Ben Stokes was abusive to a doorman before mocking two gay men leaving a nightclub, a court has heard.

The 27-year-old all-rounder is accused of affray in the Clifton triangle area of Bristol during the early hours of September 25 last year.

Doorman Andrew Cunningham, 37, told Bristol Crown Court Stokes and teammate Alex Hales attempted to gain entry to the Mbargo nightclub after it closed at 2am.

They had been in there earlier with other members of the England cricket team, who had played the West Indies in a one-day international in Bristol the previous day.

Cunningham, who has four gold front teeth and is heavily tattooed, said Stokes began to abuse him after he refused to allow them inside.

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