– Ian Taylor, spokesman for QPR
Joey Barton was involved in an incident in Liverpool city centre in the early hours of Monday morning.
Barton was on his way home from a night out with his girlfriend when two men sang offensive chants and then proceeded to hit the R's midfielder.
Police were immediately on the scene and arrested one man.
Barton decided not to press charges and left the scene with his girlfriend soon after.
The club will be making no further comment.
Controversial QPR midfielder Joey Barton has been involved in a fight outside Garlands nightclub in Liverpool city centre. A picture of the incident has since appeared on Twitter.