Metro reports that the teen labelled the image ‘An example why homophobia is wrong and it’s disgusting that it’s still around in 2014′, and the supposed attack left him with a knee injury, broken teeth and painful-looking scrapes across his face.

However, CCTV has come to light that shows Mr Kennedy merely fell over on the way home; no attack took place.

Happily, The University of Central Lancashire student has apparently accepted the real reason why his face has been mangled, and will not be charged for wasting police time.

TNT bets that he’ll probably be more careful on the way home in the future.

Image credit: Twitter/ @AskGansr