Footballers are known for showcasing their bravery on field, But off the field? Here’s Sead Kolašinac- the Arsenal left back who took on two armed thugs after they attacked teammate Mesut Özil’s car near Golders Green, north London, as seen in a footage.
The 26-year old was riding shotgun in his German teammate’s G-Class, just before two masked men who had pulled alongside the car on mopeds, and wielded out knives.
The Bosnian was seen jumping out of thecar, stood against the robbers and fought them off with his bare hands, as Özil was seen driving off.
Watch the clip below, which is now viral all over social media.
Özil attacked by knife-wielding moped gang on London street as Kolasinac fights thugs off with bare hands. pic.twitter.com/4KygOOtglu
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Later, the players managed to escape the scene and take shelter in a local Turkish restaurant named Likya, where the players are regular visitors.
The owner of the restaurant, Yasmin Tahsiner, assumed the thugs were after Özil’s wristwatch.
“He was talking in front of his house and two people on motorbikes tried to attack him. They asked him straight away ‘Give me your watch’.” she said.
Metropolitan police released a statement following the mishap.
“It was reported that suspects on motorbikes had attempted to rob a man who was driving a car.
“The driver, along with his passenger, managed to get away unharmed and travelled to a restaurant in Golders Green, where they were spoken to by officers.”
“There have been no arrests. Enquiries continue.”