Neighbours heard shouting, particularly from a man with "a strong Caribbean accent".
It later emerged that the man charged in relation to the attack was Worrell Whitehurst, a man described as "mixed race" who had gotten Davenport's sister Cara pregnant.
As Davenport was still undergoing emergency surgery to save one of his legs (he lost over half his blood in the brutal attack and will probably never play football again), the media took it upon itself to begin speculating.
They called the situation a "race row". It is alleged that Davenport was unhappy with his sister's choice of boyfriend because he isn't white.
Indeed, Cara appeared in court to support Whitehurst (she was sporting a black eye, although it is not clear who gave it to her), and was seen to mouth "I love you" as he was taken down after being remanded in custody.
I'm going to do some speculating of my own; I find it most difficult to believe that any premiership footballer could be racist in the traditional sense, because of the international nature of the modern game (indeed, football is often cited by the Left as 'the best answer to the BNP'), plus the way it features very heavily in various 'anti-racism' campaigns. Also, he is a young man who has been brought up in PC modern Britain.
Seeing as Calum has still not been willing or able to publicly defend himself from these slurs, I'll just say this; given that, in a dispute of whatever nature, Whitehurst nearly hacked off one of Calum's legs, hit his mother (and potentially his own future mother-in-law) and possibly gave his own pregnant girlfriend a black eye (the only other explanation being that Davenport did it), would it not be perfectly reasonable for Davenport to question who his sister is involved with?
Bear in mind here we are talking about a man who has just been remanded in custody for attacking Davenport's mother, driving while disqualified and possession of a blade, as well as what I would call the attempted murder of Calum Davenport, or at the very least the intention to wreck his life and career.
So, again, would race be the only reason to disapprove of this relationship?
The media must have got this idea from somewhere, but if you read The Daily Mail's article, it looks as if the fact that Whitehurst is not white is itself a reason for suspecting racial motives:
You'll note they simply said "who is mixed race", not "because he's mixed race".
The sister of Premiership footballer Calum Davenport yesterday mouthed the words 'I love you' to the man accused of repeatedly stabbing her brother in the legs in a race row.
The West Ham defender is alleged to have made it clear he disapproved of her relationship with Worrell Whitehurst, who is mixed race.
Police were called to the semi-detached home of his pregnant sister, Cara, following the arrival of Whitehurst.
Both men then left the property but Davenport, 26, was later found in a pool of blood outside his mother's nearby home in Bedford.
Whitehurst, 25, was charged with grievous bodily harm at Bedford Magistrates' Court.
Miss Davenport, 28, who is expecting his baby, attended the hearing, clearly showing a black eye. She sobbed as he was brought up from the cells and mouthed 'I love you'.
Davenport suffered severe bleeding following the attack in the early hours of Saturday. His mother Kim Stupple, 49, was also hurt in the incident.
There are still fears Davenport may lose a leg, despite four hours of emergency surgery at Bedford Hospital. He remains in a 'serious but stable' condition.
The player lost half the blood from his body, with one of the wounds piercing a main artery.
You'll also note that Whitehurst went around to her house to slay the evil racist, despite the fact he was disqualified from driving (must be a perfect angel, then), and ended up carrying out this brutal attack.
I'll wait until proper details begin to emerge before forming any solid conclusions - but could we really be at the point where if you disapprove of your sister getting attached to a black criminal, you are automatically a racist?
Should the fact he's a criminal or a violent thug not over rule everything else?
It will also be interesting to see if, in the unlikely event Davenport disapproved of the relationship simply because Whitehurst is black, the media spins it so he all but deserved nearly losing a leg (not to mention his life).