‘We’re scared to go back because we are worried it might happen again’
Two bouncers say they were the victims of a racially-motivated attack on Boxing Day.
Security guards Silvio and Adilson Samuel were working at the Trafford bar and restaurant on Thursday (December 26) evening when two men tried to enter.
The brothers recognised the men, apparently known for previously causing trouble in the area, and told them they weren’t allowed in.
Fearing repercussions, the owners of the bar have asked the Manchester Evening News not to publish the business’ name.
“We told them they couldn’t come in and they started arguing and shouting at us,” Silvio said.
“When they’ve gone there in the past, they always come in a big group and think they own the bar and do whatever they want.
“That’s not how it works.”
A manager intervened and let the men enter the venue in an attempt to calm the situation.
The brothers say they were then attacked.
“I was distracted and one of the men punched me in the face,” Silvio added.
“I ran to get my brother’s attention and we went inside to kick them out, but then loads of men started punching and pushing us.
“They said they were going to ‘smash us up’.”
Silvio said the men used horrific racist language.