Details have emerged about yet another incident in the tumultuous (night)life of Arturo Vidal. According to BILD, Vidal, his brother Sandrino, and friends celebrated Bayern Munich’s 4-0 victory over Mainz last month in grand style. After first visiting Oktoberfest, Vidal and company settled in at the VIP Lounge of the Crown’s Club, a popular hip-hop club in Munich.
Guests at the club reported to BILD that Vidal’s entourage became increasingly intoxicated and unruly. Vidal himself is alleged to have knocked over glasses, laid down on a table, and harassed other guests. When security intervened, he and his group supposedly became confrontational and a general brawl broke out.
None of this might have come to light had the scuffle not taken a serious turn. Someone involved in the fight smashed a three-liter bottle of Grey Goose over the head of a guest from behind. The victim of the attack filed a claim for “grievous bodily harm,” and police are currently investigating the incident.
The identity of the perpetrator remains unknown - it was not Vidal himself. Speaking to BILD, the owner of the club, Oliver Reif, claims that the attacker did not belong to Vidal's entourage. This claim is contradicted, however, by the statements of other witnesses. The Munich police declined to say more than that they are currently questioning people involved. Neither Vidal nor his friends have thus far been questioned.
Thus begins a new chapter in the saga of Vidal’s nocturnal escapades. Vidal previously was fined €100,000 (a king's ransom) by Juventus Turin for his involvement in another nightclub brawl. Vidal lost his driver's license in 2015 for drunk driving and was also connected to a fight at a Chilean casino earlier this year while on international duty. He claimed then he left before the fight broke out. This time, Bayern’s warrior king seems to have broken a few lances himself.