Barton plays down assault

Joey Barton has confirmed on twitter that he is okay after being assaulted in Liverpool.

The 29-year-old also said he has no plans to press charges against the two men that were arrested.


I got sucker punched in the back of the head. Not injured as reported just a


...Small bruise on rear of head/ear. I've had worse. Life goes on! Thanks for the concern. Have a good day people.


Not planning on pressing charges as its not that serious. The police have also got better things to do with their time.


Former Newcastle footballer arrested

Former Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton has been arrested after being involved in a fight outside a nightclub in Liverpool on Monday morning.