Newcastle have reportedly disciplined academy players who were allegedly involved in a bar fight.
Several of the club’s Under-23s reportedly clashed with a group including friends of academy director’s son Steve Harper, according to the Daily Mail.
Newcastle have an off-pitch problem to deal with
Steve Harper’s son was reportedly present at the incident
It is understood that James Harper was not involved but was injured after the men traded punches at the Tup Tup Palace in the city center.
Charlie Wiggett’s summer signing is said to be one of the players with facial injuries.
Now The Sun reports that those involved have been reminded of their responsibilities by the club after receiving a harsh word from Harper.
Wiggett is a former Chelsea academy player
Police have not been called into the incident, but the Magpies have reportedly launched an internal investigation after Harper learned of it.
The former goalkeeper is a Newcastle legend after 20 years at the club and recently took over the main academy role after Joe Joyce left this summer.
Trouble off the pitch is the last thing Newcastle need after a dreadful start to the Premier League season and increasing pressure on manager Steve Bruce.
The U23s are also going through a rough patch, currently without a head coach after Chris Hogg left for MK Dons and Gary Caldwell only spent three weeks as interim boss.