Officers were called to a hotel last night following a clash between coaches of Sunderland’s football team and a group of Southampton fans.
Police spoke to three men – aged 20, 45 and 47 – following the altercation but none were arrested.
Sunderland manager Paolo di Canio said: “It was a stupid moment from silly guys under effect of lots of alcohol...
“No footballers, no fight. This is the real situation and the way it happened."