Fleetwood boss Joey Barton investigated by police for ‘assaulting’ Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel

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Fleetwood Town boss Joey Barton prevented from leaving Oakwell by police after alleged assault which left Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel with ‘blood pouring from his face’

  • Joey Barton is being investigated by South Yorkshire police for alleged assault 
  • The Fleetwood Town boss was stopped from leaving the ground by officers 
  • He allegedly assaulted Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel in the tunnel at full time
  • Barnsley player Cauley Woodrow wrote on Twitter that Stendel had ‘blood pouring from his face’ before later deleting the tweet

Fleetwood Town manager Joey Barton is being investigated by South Yorkshire police for allegedly assaulting his Barnsley counterpart Daniel Stendel after today’s League One match.

Barton was physically prevented from the leaving Oakwell by police after the match, which saw his Fleetwood side suffer a 4-2 defeat.

Sky Sports reported that the two managers to be separated by stewards and the police after coming together in the tunnel, which allegedly ended in the former Manchester City player assaulting Stendel.

One of the home side’s goalscorers, Cauley Woodrow, wrote on Twitter that the Barnsley boss had ‘blood pouring from his face’ and that the attack was ‘disgusting’, before later deleting the tweet.  

Joey Barton is being investigated by police after allegedly assaulting his Barnsley counterpart

Joey Barton is being investigated by police after allegedly assaulting his Barnsley counterpart

Police prevented Barton from leaving Oakwell after the match, which was caught on camera

Police prevented Barton from leaving Oakwell after the match, which was caught on camera

Barnsley confirmed in a statement that an incident took place and  police are investigating

Barnsley confirmed in a statement that an incident took place and  police are investigating 

Woodrow tweeted: ‘Firstly @ftfc to have a manager that can physically assault another manager in the tunnel is disgusting, causing our manager to have blood pouring from his face!!

‘People like you don’t deserve a place in the game of football you are foul. Secondly fantastic win today @BarnsleyFC’

Neither side fulfilled their post-match media duties at full time, but Barnsley confirmed that an incident took place and that it was being investigated by South Yorkshire Police in a club statement.

The managers had a heated exchange at full time which continued down into the tunnel area

The managers had a heated exchange at full time which continued down into the tunnel area

Barnsley boss Stendel had 'blood pouring from his face' according to Cauley Woodrow

Barnsley boss Stendel had ‘blood pouring from his face’ according to Cauley Woodrow

The statement read: ‘The Club can confirm there was an alleged incident in the tunnel area that took place following the conclusion of today’s match, which South Yorkshire police are currently investigating. 

‘The Club is assisting the police with its enquiries and, as a result, we are not in a position to make any further comment at this time.’ 

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: ‘We are aware of something that has taken place in the tunnel after the game and we are investigating.’ 

The result leaves the Tykes five points off league leaders Luton in the third tier, while Fleetwood stay 11th. 

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