Indian taxi driver attacked by Oz footballer

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Michael Hurley
Melbourne, Sep 25: Yet another attack on an Indian here, a taxi driver was injured when a drunk Australian star footballer allegedly assaulted him after an altercation.

A media report said that Essendon football player Michael Hurley was arrested for kicking and punching an Indian Cabbie outside a fat-food outlet on Hoddle Street in Melbourne.

Hurley, 19-year-old, took a taxi outside a South Melbourne nightclub about 5:30 am and went to the food outlet. He left the taxi for some food and when the driver pursued him asking for fare, Hurley allegedly kicked him in the groin and punched him, according to 'The Herald Sun'.

Police arrested Hurley at the scene. The soccer player was later was taken to Fitzroy police station and questioned over the incident. He was released later.

A Victoria Police spokeswoman said the alleged attack was over a fare dispute. Hurley is expected to be charged for assault-related offences, a media report said.

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