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Queens Park Rangers captain Joey Barton has been punched in the face outside a nightclub.
The 29-year-old midfielder was involved in a fight with two men in the northern English city of Liverpool early Monday.
Merseyside Police says officers responded to ''reports of an altercation'' at 5.30 a.m.
Police said that ''on arrival officers found a 29-year-old man who had sustained injuries to his face. The man left the scene voluntarily.''
Two men from Liverpool were arrested at the scene for a public order offense.
Barton served 77 days in jail in 2008 after a street fight in Liverpool.
The player is suspended for the first 12 matches of next season from August for violent conduct during the Premier League finale at Manchester City.
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Queens Park Rangers captain Joey Barton was reportedly arrested on Monday on suspicion of affray after being involved in an altercation outside a nightclub in his hometown in northern England.
The 29-year-old Barton says he was punched in the back of the head in the early hours after clashing with two 21-year-old men, who were arrested.
Barton and a 20-year-old man were arrested...
Joey Barton has been punched in the face outside a nightclub.
The controversial QPR midfielder was involved in a fight with two men outside Garlands nightclub in Liverpool city centre.
A picture of the incident, apparently showing a shirtless Barton being held back by police and a woman, appeared on Twitter.
A Merseyside Police spokeswoman said on Monday: "Merseyside Police...
News is just coming in that former Newcastle player Joey Barton has been involved in another altercation, this time in Liverpool. The news it that the Liverpudlian, who supports Everton, was punched in the face at 5:30 am today outside a Liverpool night-club. QPR midfielder Joey Barton was hit in the face at about 5.30 am today [...]
Trouble-prone Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has been involved in an altercation outside a nightclub in Liverpool. Police were...