FOOTBALLER Michael Higdon attacked a nightclub bouncer just hours after he was crowned Scotland's player of the year.

The then Motherwell striker hit out after being ejected from Glasgow's trendy Corinthian.

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During a confrontation outside the club, Higdon lashed out at one steward also calling him a "c***" amid a volley of foul- mouthed abuse.

Staff were forced to pin him to the ground in his dinner suit in a bid to control the 30-year-old.

What should have been the pinnacle of his career then ended with him spending the night in police cells.

It eventually led to Higdon being fined £700 after he admitted to charges of assault and threatening behaviour at Glasgow's Justice of the Peace court.

Higdon had been awarded PFA Scotland Player of the Year after a 2012-13 season with Motherwell that saw him bag 26 goals. He now plays in Holland.

After the ceremony on May 5 last year, the striker and his Fir Park team-mates headed to the Corinthian to continue the celebrations. But Higdon was later asked to leave by door staff after it is thought he got too drunk.

His lawyer, Liam O'Donnell, blamed Higdon's actions on "not being used to drinking alcohol".