Mutu: Hotel scuffle was self defence

ROME - Fiorentina's Romania forward Adrian Mutu said he acted in self defence in a scuffle at a hotel which was reported by a Florence newspaper on Friday.

"I only responded to defend myself. There's a video that shows everything," Mutu, who is out with a knee injury, was quoted as saying by the ANSA news agency.

The Il Firenze newspaper said Mutu was involved in an altercation with a Lebanese man last week at a Florence hotel.