Reports: Joey Barton attacked outside Liverpool nightclub
There was another episode in the ever turbulent world of Joey Barton last night after police confirmed that the QPR midfielder was attacked outside a Liverpool nightclub.
According to a report in The Guardian, police in Liverpool have confirmed that a 29-year old man, believed to be Barton, was punched in the face outside Garlands nightclub in Liverpool city centre around 5.30 am this morning.
Police were called to the scene to investigate reports of an altercation, with reports suggesting that Barton suffered facial injuries and voluntarily left the scene. Two 21-year old males are currently being held by police on suspicion of a public order offence.
The incident comes only weeks after Barton’s ignominious end to the Premier League campaign where he helped Manchester City to the title and fuelled his bad boy reputation after receiving a red card for elbowing Carlos Tevez, kneeing Sergio Aguero in the back and subsequently and comically trying to headbutt Vincent Kompany, a man nearly twice his size.
Barton copped a 12-game ban for his actions, which, if his always controversial Twitter account is anything to go by, he wasn’t particularly ashamed of either.
It does seem as if Barton is the innocent party in this case, but it will hardly help the reputation of a man who has been followed around by trouble in his incident-packed career to date.