Jeremy Clarkson has outlined the incident which allegedly saw a Manchester City supporter hit him before the Champions League final in Porto.
Chelsea supporter Clarkson hired a private jet to fly out to the showpiece, with Thomas Tuchel’s side upsetting the odds in a 1-0 win.
But prior to kick-off, the former Top Gear host has revealed that after being separated from his friends, he was confronted by City fans.
He admitted that the incident wasn’t as serious as some of the local authorities were led to believe.
“After a flight where the refreshment flowed, we had a long lunch in the Portuguese sunshine, which meant I was quite cheerful when we arrived at the stadium,” Clarkson wrote in his column for the Sun.
“So cheerful, in fact, that I got separated from my party and found myself surrounded by some good-natured City fans who decided to express their good-naturedness by punching me in the side of the head.
He continued: “It took ten minutes to convince a policeman that it was just joshing that had gone a bit wrong and that no one needed to go to the station.
“And then I had to spend another ten minutes watching an ambulanceman move his finger around to convince himself that I didn’t need to go to the hospital either.
“But eventually, I wobbled into the stadium to do 97 minutes of excitable shouting.”