Police make contact with Fleetwood Town as they continue investigation into alleged assault by Joey Barton on Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel
Police have now made contact with Fleetwood Town following allegations that their manager Joey Barton assaulted his Barnsley counterpart Daniel Stendel.
Sportsmail understands that officers are yet to speak to the former Manchester City player but that they have approached his club with a view to doing so.
South Yorkshire Police are investigating the claims following an alleged tunnel fracas after Barnsley’s 4-2 victory over Fleetwood at Oakwell on Saturday.
Police have contacted Fleetwood with a view to speaking with their manager Joey Barton
Barton was stopped from leaving Oakwell on Saturday by police but has not been arrested
They have already spoken to Stendel, who was left with damage to two teeth and who required emergency dental treatment. Sources say that they contacted Fleetwood on Tuesday.
Insiders allege that Stendel was hurt after Barton barged him from behind into a metal support.
On Tuesday, Barnsley confirmed they had made complaints about the matter to both the English Football League and the Football Association.
Barton was allegedly involved in a fracas with Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel on Saturday
The Fleetwood boss was pictured leaving Oakwell following the alleged incident in the tunnel
Neither manager is likely to face the media this week. Barnsley assistant coach Dale Tonge is due to speak to reporters on Wednesday morning, ahead of the Good Friday game against Shrewsbury. Stendel is expected to address the media after the match.
Fleetwood’s press conference, ahead of their clash with Peterborough, is Thursday — although Barton is highly unlikely to attend it.
Barton, who also played for the likes of Marseille and Rangers, was pictured smiling and laughing with the Fleetwood squad as he took training on Tuesday and he is continuing to work as normal.
Spotlight on Joey Barton’s controversial career
December 2004 – Stubs lit cigar in the eye of young team-mate Jamie Tandy during Manchester City’s Christmas party.
Joey Barton stubbed a cigar in the eye of a young player while at Manchester City in December 2004
Fined six weeks’ wages by the club. Forced to pay four weeks’ salary – approximately £60,000 – immediately, with a further two weeks suspended for a year. Tandy later sued Barton, winning £65,000 in damages.
July 2005 – Involved in altercation with a 15-year-old Everton fan at City’s team hotel in Bangkok during a pre-season tour.
Barton was fined eight weeks’ wages for an incident with a 15-year-old Everton fan
Fined eight weeks’ wages by City after being found guilty of gross misconduct.
September 2006 – Drops his shorts in the direction of Everton fans following City’s 1-1 draw at Goodison Park.
Barton ‘mooned’ Everton fans in September 2006 at Goodison Park
May 2007 – Suspended by City after training-ground altercation with Ousmane Dabo, which leaves his team-mate needing hospital treatment.
Barton assaulted team mate Ousmane Dabo and received a four-month suspended jail sentence as well as a £25,000 FA fine
Charged with assault and, on July 1, 2008, receives a four-month suspended jail sentence. Also punished by FA with a 12-match ban – six matches of which are suspended – and a £25,000 fine.
May 2008 – Jailed for six months after admitting common assault and affray during an incident in Liverpool city centre the previous December.
Barton pictured at Liverpool Crown Court was jailed for six months for assault
November 2010 – Punches Blackburn winger Morten Gamst Pedersen during a 2-1 defeat for Newcastle at St James’ Park.
Barton receives a three-match ban for punching Morten Gamst Pedersen, pictured
Accepts an FA charge and is banned for three games.
January 2012 – Unleashes an online tirade against the Football Association, labelling it an ‘Orwellian organisation’ in need of a ‘drastic shake-up’.
May 2012 – While playing for QPR, is sent off for elbowing Carlos Tevez on the final day of the season at Manchester City.
Barton was banned for 12 matches for a series of attacks while playing for QPR against h is former club Manchester City
Also knees Sergio Aguero, and attempts to headbutt Vincent Kompany before being ushered off the field. Later banned for 12 matches.
September 2016 – Now a Rangers player, Barton is banished from the club’s training ground following an alleged altercation with team-mate Andy Halliday.
Playing in Scotland for Rangers, Barton once again had disciplinary problems
Have something to say? Leave a comment: