A brawl reportedly broke out in a Tyneside pub, after England star Jordan Pickford got mocked over "T-Rex arms."

The goalie's friends were angry and a mass brawl erupted in South Tyneside, reported The Sun. The 27-year-old athlete and his friends had already left when police arrived. Following the Sunday incident, one man was left with a broken nose. Another man ended up with a smashed phone.

Police are investigating it, according to Mirror. There is no suggestion that Pickford assaulted anyone during the brawl that happened at around 9 pm Sunday at the Beggar’s Bridge pub.

A witness said that he was "getting goaded, like they do. All I heard was ‘little arms’ and then that’s it. It kicked off." The witness added that it happened "as soon as they walked in. They hadn’t even had time to get a drink. One lad suffered a broken nose."

The witness shared that Pickford wasn’t hurt, and was out of the door as soon as it kicked off. The player's group reportedly left by minibus before the cops came. The witness added that a man, who was filming the incident, had his phone smashed by one of the player's group members. Following the incident, no arrests were made.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said that they received a "report of a disturbance at the Beggar’s Bridge pub." According to the spokesman, it was reported that a "fight broke out between two groups of males inside the premises." The spokesman said that an investigation is ongoing, and asked anyone with information to contact the police.

Just days before the brawl, Pickford was teased by a Newcastle United fan during a match at St James' Park, England last week, reported Daily Mail. The fan wore a Tyrannosaurus Rex costume at a match to mock Pickford, who used to play for local rivals Sunderland. When the athlete headed to the Leazes End at the stadium, he appeared to smile as he spotted the fan.

Supporters of other teams like Liverpool also made fun of him and chanted a song which included the lyrics, “He couldn’t touch the cross bar, he’s only got little arms.”

Pickford won several hearts when in Russia in 2018 he saved a crucial spot kick against Colombia. That helped his team win a World Cup penalty shootout for the first time.

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