A headbutting incident at a Fife social club resulted in “everything going mental” in a mass brawl.
The assailant was then injured after sparking off a “powder-keg” at the club in High Valleyfield.
Bradley McEwan, 30, of Trondheim Parkway, Dunfermline, could remember little about his actions afterwards other than being injured during the rumpus.
McEwan appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court and admitted that on June 25 2017 at the Sports and Recreation Club, Kinloss Court, he assaulted David Gunn by butting him on the head, causing him to fall down stairs, to his injury.
Depute fiscal Alistair McDermid said: “The victim was having a night out and had been in the Valley Bar before going to the club.
“He says he was in a good mood and was quite drunk, as was everyone there it seems.
“He noticed the accused staring at him, even though he’d never seen him before or since.”
Then when he got up to go to toilet, McEwan headbutted him, sending him backwards and down some stairs.
“This ignited a powder-keg, with many people fighting and the accused has then himself fallen victim to an assault by someone,” the depute added.
Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said of his client: “He has no real recollection of the incident.
“He only remembers he was himself assaulted and examined by paramedics.
“There’s a description by a witness of everything going mental and everybody started fighting.”
Sheriff Alison McKay fined McEwan £900.