PREMIER LEAGUE star Ross Barkley was marched to a cashpoint by cops after a row with a taxi diver over spilt chips, it is reported.
The Chelsea ace, 25, is said to have argued with the cabbie after food was dropped in the back of a taxi in Liverpool on Sunday night.
Chelsea star Ross Barkley, 25, was allegedly escorted to a cashpoint by cops after a row with a cabbie over spilt chips[/caption]
Passsers-by reportedly taunted Barkley as cops escorted him to an ATM to pay the cabbie after the millionaire player allegedly refused to settle the fare.
An eyewitness told The Daily Mirror: “I saw a taxi pull up and there was a row between the driver and the passenger who was Ross Barkley.
“It looked like Barkley had spilled his chips on the floor in the back of the cab.
“He was refusing to pick them up and then refusing to pay. He appeared to be very drunk and was unsteady on his feet.
‘I’M NOT PAYING’
“The driver must have called the police because two police cars pulled up.
“Barkley kept saying ‘I’m not paying. I have no cash, I’m not paying’.
“But eventually the officers then escorted him to a cashpoint down Hardman Street.
“He withdrew some money came back and handed it to the officers – they then gave it to the taxi driver and he just drove off.
“The chips had still not been picked up.”
The officers then escorted him to a cashpoint. The chips had still not been picked up
The player had been back in his hometown Liverpool after playing for Chelsea against Brighton on Saturday.
A video of the incident reportedly shows a crowd hurling abuse at the England international as cops take him to the bank.
Revellers had gathered to watch the incident outside the swanky Hannah’s Bar and Restaurant in Liverpool.
One onlooker apparently joked: “The Chelsea player can’t pay the taxi.”
Another is said to quip: “This is better than Corrie!”
One person allegedly said “that’s a disgrace that” and “he’s a sh*t footballer anyway.”
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Barkley, who has been capped 31 timed by England, moved to Chelsea from Everton in 2018 in a £15 million deal.
He will be in Chelsea’s squad for their Champions League match against Lille tomorrow.
A police spokesman told Sun Online there was no report of any reports of the incident.