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

JOEY BARTON has been involved in a tunnel brawl after Fleetwood’s loss at Barnsley, according to reports.

Sky Sports claim police are investigating the Fleetwood boss for “assaulting” Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel at Oakwell.

Joey Barton is being investigated by police for 'assaulting' Daniel Stendel
Joey Barton is being investigated by police for ‘assaulting’ Daniel Stendel
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Barton‘s side earlier slipped to a heated 4-2 defeat with Harry Souttar sent off in the second-half of the game.

And reports suggest Barton and Stendel had to be separated by stewards and police in the tunnel.

At the end of the game, Barnsley chief Stendel appeared to be speaking very animatedly towards Barton.

After walking away, Barton shortly after followed him into the tunnel towards the dressing rooms.

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Sky are now saying the police are investigating the former Manchester City hot-head for lashing out.

It’s not the first time Barton has found himself in hot water this season either.

In January, the one-cap England international was charged by the FA over comments made about the referee of his Fleetwood side’s game with Bristol Rovers.

Barton was also fined £2,000 for accusing the match officials of bias, saying: “At times it definitely felt like we were against a lot more than 11.

“I have to be careful not to say anything because we all know the ramifications of telling people exactly what you think of officials.

“Hopefully we never see those guys again because good football matches officiated in the correct spirit are great to be part of.”

Barton had already been hit with a touchline ban for his rant.

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