Monday 20 May 2019

Joey Barton breaks silence over alleged ‘tunnel row’

Fleetwood Town manager Joey Barton. Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Fleetwood Town manager Joey Barton. Martin Rickett/PA Wire
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Fleetwood manager Joey Barton says he "emphatically" denies all allegations made against him following Saturday's defeat at Barnsley.

Barnsley striker Cauley Woodrow tweeted that Barton allegedly confronted Reds manager Daniel Stendel after the game.

Police investigating an incident in the tunnel at Oakwell have bailed a man who was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated offences.

"With regards to the alleged incident on Saturday following our game against Barnsley, I emphatically deny all the allegations made," Barton posted on Twitter.

"Given this matter has not been formally closed, it would be inappropriate for me to make any further comment."

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