Italian court has sentenced Former Formula 1 driving Eddie Irvine to six months in prison for fighting with another man at a Milan nightclub.

According to the Telegraph, Eddie Irvine is found guilty of "mutual injury" over an incident that occurred in the VIP section of Milan's Hollywood Nightclub back in December 2008. What's more, both men involved in the incident has accused the other of using glass as a weapon in the brawl. So who was the man that fought with Eddie Irvine? None other than Gabriele Moratti, the son of a former Milan mayor.

Eddie Irvine defended himself before Italian court, cliaming Gabriele Moratti had punched him two of three times while he sat in the VIP area. "I was struck by Moratti with two or three punches, I lost my balance and fell,” Irvine said.

Reports claim that the cause of the brawl between Eddie Irvine and Gabriele Moratti was due to an argument over a woman. However Moratti's representing lawyer Vincenzo Saponara denies the claim. 

“Obviously it’s easy for newspapers to say they fought because of jealously over a woman, that they were two men who were rivals for her”, Vincenzo Saponara said. “It’s a nice story. But in reality that’s not the case.”

Ultimately, Saponara expects the sentence to be suspended and neither man will go to jail.

Eddie Irvine was a talented Irish Formula 1 racing driver that has driveen for Ferrari, Jordan, and Jaguar across 10 season, between 1993 through 2002. In 1999, Eddie Irvine lost the world championship title to Mika Hakkinen by a narrow two points.