Joey Barton injured rival manager in tunnel push after match loss, jury told

Joey Barton court case
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Former England international Joey Barton pushed over a rival manager after his team was defeated, causing him serious injuries to his face, a jury has been told.

Barton, 38, went on trial on Monday accused of assaulting then Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel in the tunnel at Oakwell, in April 2019, after the defendant’s Fleetwood side lost 4-2.

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