Joey Barton: Barnsley lodge formal complaint to EFL and FA over incident involving Fleetwood Town manager


Joey Barton: Barnsley lodge formal complaint to EFL and FA over incident involving Fleetwood Town manager

Barnsley have lodged a formal complaint to both the English Football League and the Football Association relating to an alleged incident involving Fleetwood manager Joey Barton..

Barton is said to have confronted Tykes boss Daniel Stendel in the tunnel following Saturday’s League One match, which ended in a 4-2 victory for the home side at Oakwell.

Barton is alleged to have assaulted Barnsley boss Stendel

Footage appeared to show Barton being prevented from leaving Oakwell after the game, with police filmed blocking a car carrying the former midfielder.

South Yorkshire Police are investigating the incident.

“Barnsley Football Club can confirm that it has lodged a formal complaint to both the English Football League and the Football Association,” said a club statement. “This is following an alleged incident at the conclusion of the match on Saturday 13th April, between Joey Barton and Daniel Stendel.

“The club is also currently working with the police and assisting with all enquiries regarding the incident. No further comment will be issued whilst police investigations are ongoing.”