Tough guy actor and former British soccer star Vinnie Jones (Snatch; Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) got the shit kicked out of him at a Sioux Falls, South Dakota bar after two guys recognized him only for his role as Juggernaut in X-Men 3. This infuriated the actor who was in Gone in Sixty Seconds, too, you guys. C’mon. The ArgusLeader.com reports:
Juan Barrera, 24, said his roommates were playing pool when Jones approached and asked to play. He said Jesse Bickett, 24, of Montrose told Jones he’d have to wait.
That’s when one of Barrera’s roommates asked Jones whether he was “that guy from X-Men.”
“He got offended by that, and he started pushing my other friends around. He said he’s been in so many other movies or whatever,” Barrera said.
Barrera went to the restroom, so he didn’t see what happened next.
Sioux Falls Police Sgt. Tim Hagen said people were pushing and shoving when Jones charged at Bickett, who hit the actor in the face with a beer glass.
“He got the worst end of that deal,” Hagen said, examining a police photograph of Jones’ face.
“His whole face was covered in blood,” Barrera said.
“I just walked out the restroom, didn’t say a word to him … and he struck me in the mouth.”
Barrera said he countered with one or two punches to Jones’ face, then knocked him to the floor before Wiley’s staff escorted Barrera outside.
In Vinnie Jones’ defense, X-Men 3 is a complete ass sandwich. So, technically, this is all Bryan Singer’s fault for letting Brett Ratner get his greasy mitts on the franchise. You just had to make your “Gay Superman” movie instead, didn’t you? And now look what happened: Vinnie Jones got made to look like a 15-year-old girl. For shame, Bryan Singer. For shame…