FORMER Celtic striker Anthony Stokes has been ordered to pay an Elvis impersonator €230,000 for headbutting him in a nightclub.
The Blackburn Rovers striker had already agreed to give his victim €30,000 for breaking his nose and two of his teeth and faces the second payout after being sued in the High Court in Dublin.
Former car park attendant Anthony Bradley, 53, was attacked by Stokes in the VIP section of what was then Buck Whaleys nightclub on Leeson Street in Dublin on June 8 2013.
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Stokes did not attend the hearing.
The footballer, who has six Scottish league title medals with Celtic and nine Republic of Ireland caps, was given a two-year suspended sentence earlier this month after admitting the assault.
He was ordered to pay Mr Bradley €150,000 in general damages, €50,000 in aggravated damages and €32,000 for medical expenses, his solicitor Joseph Burke confirmed.
The damages award by a jury in the High Court in Dublin is enforceable in Britain.
During the hearing, Mr Bradley told the court he has not received an apology from Stokes over the incident.
Mr Bradley was headbutted across the bridge of his nose and suffered a deviated septum and two broken front teeth in what was described as a “nasty, cowardly attack”.
His medical bills have cost €13,500.
Mr Bradley was away from his job as a car park attendant in the Gresham Hotel in Dublin for eight months following the incident and subsequently stopped working as he suffered physical and psychological effects.
Stokes left Ireland aged 15 to join the Arsenal youth academy and moved to Falkirk aged 17 before going on to Hibernian FC, Celtic and Blackburn.