Jailed paedophile footballer Adam Johnson was beaten up in the prison showers by another convict after refusing to clean hair from a plug hole.
According to DailyMail, new to Moorland prison in Doncaster, Johnson was assigned the task of cleaning the showers. He had been scrubbing all morning when one thick-set fellow convict asked him to remove a clump of hair from a plug hole.
But Johnson allegedly said he had already completed his task and told the demanding con to ‘f*** off before asking him ‘do you know who I am?’
‘One of the cons told him to clean his shower again. Johnson ignored him and the other bloke really got in his face. Johnson then swore at him. The bloke punched him in the face and Johnson defended himself,’ a witness told the Daily Star Sunday.
The onlooker said that the brief fight was broken up by other inmates before the guards realized and that Johnson looked shaken up afterwards.
The inmate added that Moorland has some ‘pretty tough blokes’ and Johnson had picked a row with the wrong one.
The former England winger was moved to the Doncaster facility to be closer to his ex-girlfriend Stacey Flounders, 26, the mother of his 14-month-old daughter, even though Frankland Jail in Durham was far closer to his home.
It is one of the UK’s most modern facilities, boasting an all-weather football pitch, a games room and a gym.
It is understood that Johnson’s parents, David, 55, and Sonia, as well as sister Faye, 23, regularly visit him there.