That is the second YouTuber Stephen Howson threw punches and a headbutt as he escalated a Sunday League brawl over the weekend.
Howson, who works intently with former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand on his FIVE YouTube channel, is seen in footage managing his Stretford Paddock FC group.
Taking part in away in Liverpool, Howson took problem with a sequence of what he felt had been harmful ‘two-footed’ challenges which had gone unpunished.
He stepped onto the park pitch to shout on the referee, earlier than a brawl broke out when he was approached by one of many residence gamers.
Footage uploaded to Howson’s Patreon web page earlier than it was shared broadly on X, gaining a couple of million views, reveals Howson flicking his head again after an alleged headbutt, earlier than throwing punches and a headbutt of his personal.
YouTube presenter Stephen Howson (entrance) was concerned in a brawl at a Sunday League match
Howson was seen allotting punches and a headbutt on the pitch as tempers flared
The footage shortly gained traction on social media, earlier than Howson defined what occured
The presenter, who works intently with Rio Ferdinand, was left with a black eye on the left facet
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Joey Barton, who has clashed on social media with Howson up to now, was amongst these to chime in.
‘Relax massive fella,’ he wrote.
‘This you scrapping on the Sunday Footy @MrStephenHowson ? You massive sausage. No marvel his MMA profession was over after 1 scrap… @rioferdy5’
Howson was left with a bruising black eye on his left facet having ‘caught one’, as he termed it.
In a bid to clarify what occurred and dispel what he known as ‘fantasy’ variations of the brawl by a number of the residence gamers, Howson defined how issues escalated to his 256,000 YouTube subscribers.
‘One of many opposition gamers tells me to get off the pitch after which headbutts me which is hilarious as a result of they’ve all been in my social media right now with simply fantasy variations of what occurred,’ he mentioned.
Joey Barton, who beforehand clashed with Howson on-line, was fast to touch upon the video
Howson (center proper) routinely seems alongside former United defender Rio Ferdinand
‘I do know that all the things we do is recorded so I’ve bought no qualms telling you what occurred as a result of I do know what occurred, I’ve rewatched what occurred and I’ve truly shared the total ‘This is What Occurred’ on Patreon.
‘I’ll at all times defend myself and my gamers regardless of what little Scouse bells on social media wish to say. I caught one… however we gained the sport 2-0. Up the f***ing Reds.’
He added: ‘Yesterday there was in all probability 4 or 5 two-footed challenges within the first 20 minutes of our sport.
‘I stepped on to the pitch a few foot to shout on the referee, which once more isn’t perfect, is it? However defending my gamers is my primary thought in that kind of circumstance.’
That is the not the primary time Howson has hit the headlines.
Barton focused Ferdinand’s podcast co-presenter after sharing a sequence of misogynistic posts on social media just lately.
The previous Man Metropolis midfielder floated the concept that ‘ladies should not be speaking with any sort of authority within the males’s sport’.
He instantly got here underneath scrutiny from plenty of distinguished figures inside the sport, together with Ferdinand’s YouTube wing-man Howson.
He dispelled ‘fantasy’ variations from opposition and mentioned he had an obligation to guard his gamers
Howson, who’s an everyday characteristic on Ferdinand’s ‘Vibe with 5’, was a kind of to touch upon Barton’s rants, earlier than the previous Newcastle midfielder fired again.
On Wednesday Barton wrote: ‘In response to the newest ‘Vibe With 5’ on @YouTube. @rioferdy5 and @fara_williams47 stay up for the dialogue. A lot respect for each.
‘Who’s that massive spud head? Placing himself within the Tyldesley class? What’s he speaking about? The large potato. The Large Spud’.
After additional posts from Barton, Howson took to X, previously often known as Twitter, to say: ‘I’ve been to battle, 3 occasions, performed academy stage Rugby League, fought MMA however couldn’t play Xi a facet soccer?
‘Okay… Actually. It’s superb you possibly can’t discover a job on telly with perception like this.’
Then, on Thursday morning, Barton fired again with a brutal response. He mentioned: ‘Stephen. Large Potato. @MrStephenHowson What this all about…?
‘@rioferdy5 absolutely you possibly can’t be hanging about with clowns like this? Making a mockery of @ManUtd most’s terrible air catastrophe to insult a former CEO.
‘Clueless, Jersey Royal Headed buffoon’.
Accompanying the publish, was a hyperlink to Mail Sport’s report on how the podcaster apologised for on-air rant claiming Ed Woodward’s Outdated Trafford reign ‘was worse’ for the membership than the Munich air crash.
Howson mentioned that the 50-year-old’s selections have set United again additional than the ‘Busby Babes’ crash – earlier than seeking to make clear the intention behind his phrases after dealing with a backlash.
‘I believe the place United are in the meanwhile, f*** it I am gonna say it on digital camera,’ he mentioned. ‘I believe Woodward was worse for us than Munich.
‘Clearly I am not evaluating folks passing away, however I am saying 10 years post-Munich we was European champions. Ten years of Woodward, we’re within the s***.
Barton just lately voiced his ideas on Ferdinand’s co-presenter following an internet row
Podcaster Howson was beforehand criticised for remarks on the Munich Air Catastrophe tragedy
‘I am completely not taking something away from the individuals who have misplaced their lives in Munich, however by way of one thing that is f***ing occurred, Woodward has been f***ing worse for the soccer membership and the place we have progressed in that point.
A clip from Howson’s full remarks was shared on social media, resulting in him apologising and admitting he ought to have higher conveyed what he meant.
Initially responding to the anger, he mentioned: ‘I can apologise on the supply, for positive – however this wasn’t a scripted level – by no means is. It is a podcast.
‘It was 40-odd minutes right into a chat. I clarified on the time what I meant. Most individuals have understood. However Twitter will search for outrage prefer it at all times does.’
However in a while, sharing the video from the episode, he tweeted: ‘I undoubtedly ought to have worded this higher & apologise for any offence I’ve induced’.