Assault victim Kenny Johnson is still recovering from wounds he received following footy final celebrations.
Assault victim Kenny Johnson is still recovering from wounds he received following footy final celebrations.

Pub brawl victim retells attack



KENNY Johnson admits he was drunk when he got into a "Mad Monday'' brawl a fortnight ago, but he believes he did not deserve to be hit with a chair and put in hospital.

Mr Johnson was hit over the head with a chair outside the Grand Hotel when a fight broke out between Western Suburbs rugby league players and Hervey Bay's AFL Bombers on September 4.

While his memory of the lead up to the incident is sketchy, Mr Johnson will never forget the aftermath.

"I was walking up to the Grand Hotel and there was a bus full of AFL players,'' Mr Johnson said.

"From what I can remember, there were these lads running around naked and I went up to one of them.

"Another fella was with us, he wasn't a Wests player and he had some things to say to them.

"Then everything went blank and I remember waking up in an ambulance with blood on my face.''

Mr Johnson was taken to Bundaberg Base Hospital with a cut on the back of his head, a bloody nose, and a large cut to his mouth. He later discharged himself from hospital.

There were allegations Mr Johnson threw the first punch, but he said he could not remember being violent.

Bundaberg police Inspector Mal Churchill said police were no longer investigating the incident as no complaint had been made.



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