Quade Cooper attacked in hotel
June 10, 2013
Reds playmaker Quade Cooper is tackled by the Lions' Dan Lydiate during their clash at the weekend © Getty Images
Quade Cooper was reportedly attacked and drenched in beer at a Brisbane hotel on Sunday.
The incident took place at the Normanby Hotel just hours after the Reds playmaker was told he would not be part of the Wallabies squad for the three-Test series against the British & Irish Lions.
A witness told News Ltd the patron goaded Cooper by abusing him then threw a plastic cup of beer over him. An argument ensued before security staff intervened and ejected the patron.
"Quade did nothing and, to be honest, I was surprised he didn't retaliate because I would have," the witness said.
"He was hit with a full cup of beer. He was soaked in it.
"There was an argument and Quade stood up to him, but he was never going to throw the first punch."
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