Joey Barton: Police investigate incident allegedly involving Fleetwood manager after Barnsley match

Joey Barton was appointed Fleetwood boss in April 2018

An incident allegedly involving Joey Barton leaving a rival manager with “blood pouring from his face” is being investigated by police.

The Fleetwood boss clashed with Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel in the tunnel after Saturday’s 4-2 defeat at Oakwell, according to Barnsley player Cauley Woodrow.

He posted on Twitter that Stendel had been “physically assaulted” and left with “blood pouring from his face”.

Woodrow later deleted the tweet.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “We are aware of something that has taken place in the tunnel after the game.”

Barnsley said they “could confirm there was an alleged incident” and the club was “assisting the police with its enquiries”.