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.

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

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

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

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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.