Shocking moment Nike fan is 'knocked out cold' as brawl unfolds during Jordans release | The Sun

THIS is the shocking moment a young man is knocked out in a terrifying brawl outside a shoe shop selling the latest Nike Jordans. 

The chaotic scene took place outside Size? Manchester on Market Street on Saturday 11 February.

The store was due to release the latest Nike Air Jordan trainers, eponymously named after basketball icon Michael Jordan, on a 'first come first served' basis.

The sought-after 'Air Jordan 4 SE Craft Photon Dust' went on sale for the first time on February 8, with a pair setting consumers back £285.

Fans of the new trainers, responding to an announcement from the shop, turned up at the Market Street venue in darkness long before opening time.

After the chain retailer announced it would be releasing the trainers, revellers turned up long before opening time to guarantee a ticketed place in the queue.

But as the queue expanded, ripples of tension emerged.

The Manchester Evening News reported that as a cluster of young men gathered at the store's front door, a brawl soon broke out.

A group of men pushed the victim to the ground, before one knocked him out with a horrific kick to the head.

One source familiar with the incident said:

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"The shoe release hadn’t happened yet. People were queuing for the release which was publicly posted on the Size?Manchester page.

"A group of people came at 8pm the night before and they made a non-official list to who is first in the queue, and they agreed to come back at 6am.

"Between those times, people joined the queue and when the people on the list came an argument ensued because they thought it was unfair which resulted in what happened in the video. I want it to be clear, no one got 'robbed', this was not a racist attack either."

The Sun has reached out to Greater Manchester Police for comment.

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