Court appearance due

Ex-Rangers player Joey Barton charged with actual bodily harm

Joey Barton

Barton during his Rangers days (pic: SNS Group)


Former Rangers player Joey Barton, now manager at Fleetwood Town in English League One, has been charged with causing actual bodily harm in connection with an incident at Barnsley FC in April.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said: “A man has been charged following an incident at Barnsley Football Club in April 2019.

“Joseph Barton, 36, of Widnes, has been charged with actual bodily harm contrary to section 47 assault and has been bailed to appear before Barnsley Magistrates Court on Wednesday 9 October 2019.

“On Saturday 13 April 2019, a man was left with facial injuries after an incident in the club tunnel around 5pm, following the conclusion of Barnsley’s match against Fleetwood Town.”

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