Barnsley FC: Police arrest man on suspicion of racially aggravated public order offence and racially aggravated assault

17 Apr

South Yorkshire police have arrested a man on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence and racially aggravated assault.

The arrest relates to an incident at Oakwell, home of Barnsley, on Saturday 13 April.

Police say the man attended a police station and was arrested on Wednesday 17 April. He remains in police custody for questioning, adding “We would ask members of the media and the public to refrain from speculation in relation to this incident as it could potentially harm the investigation.”

South Yorkshire Police have arrested a man relating to an incident after the game at Oakwell between Barnsley and Fleetwood

On Saturday the League One side hosted Fleetwood Town, winning 4-2 to move back into the promotion places.

Barnsley subsequently revealed they had lodged a complaint to the EFL and FA following a tunnel 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.”

Police said enquires are ongoing, but had earlier appealed for witnesses for an incident they believed occurred in the tunnel at around 5pm.

“Officers are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have caught the incident on camera or who may have any mobile phone footage immediately before or after the incident occurred,” a police statement said.

Joey Barton: Police prevent Fleetwood Town boss from leaving Oakwell following assault allegations on Barnsley boss Daniel Stendel

13 Apr

Footage has emerged of Fleetwood boss Joey Barton being prevented from leaving Oakwell following accusations he assaulted Barnsley boss Daniel Stendel.

The alleged incident happened after Town’s 4-2 defeat at Barnsley in League One.

Barton appears to be in hot water over the incident

It is understood Barton and Stendel had to be separated after the full-time whistle but the former Manchester City player reportedly followed his opposite number towards the dressing rooms.

Tykes forward Cauley Woodrow took to Twitter to describe the incident, claiming Stendel had blood pouring from his face afterwards. The post has since been deleted.

Woodrow tweeted:  “Firstly @ftfc to have a manager that can physically assault another manager in the tunnel is disgusting, causing our manager to have blood pouring from his face!!

“People like you don’t deserve a place in the game of football you are foul. Secondly fantastic win today @BarnsleyFC”.

Woodrow took to Twitter to describe his version of the events

On the incident, Barnsley said in a statement: “The club can confirm there was an alleged incident in the tunnel area that took place following the conclusion of today’s match, which South Yorkshire police are currently investigating.

“The club is assisting the police with its enquiries and, as a result, we are not in a position to make any further comment at this time.”

Stendel was bleeding following the incident, claims Barnsley’s Cauley Woodrow

And footage emerged on Sky Sports of Barton attempting to leave the ground only to be stopped by officers after getting in his car.

Below you can see the footage of Barton’s Oakwell exit being blocked.

Police investigating alleged assault by Fleetwood Town boss Joey Barton on Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel after League One clash

13 Apr

Police are investigating a tunnel brawl involving Fleetwood Town boss Joey Barton after Saturday’s League One clash with Barnsley.

Sky Sports claim Barton is wanted for allegedly assaulting Tykes boss Daniel Stendel.

Reports suggest Stendel and the former Manchester City player had to be separated after Fleetwood suffered a 4-2 defeat at Oakwell.

The incident allegedly took place in the tunnel at Oakwell

At the full time whistle, Stendel and Barton could be seen in an animated discussion, with reports sugesting Barton followed his opposite number towards the dressing rooms.

Meanwhile, Barnsley forward Cauley Woodrow took to Twitter to have his say on the ‘assault’.

Woodrow tweeted: “Firstly @ftfc to have a manager that can physically assault another manager in the tunnel is disgusting, causing our manager to have blood pouring from his face!!

“People like you don’t deserve a place in the game of football you are foul. Secondly fantastic win today @BarnsleyFC”.

Barton’s was hit with a touchline ban earlier in the season
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It’s not the first time Barton has found himself at the centre of a controversy.

In January, the former Queens Park Rangers captain was charged by the FA over comments made about the referee of his Fleetwood side’s game with Bristol Rovers.

Barton was also fined £2,000 for accusing the match officials of bias, saying: “At times it definitely felt like we were against a lot more than 11.

“I have to be careful not to say anything because we all know the ramifications of telling people exactly what you think of officials.

“Hopefully we never see those guys again because good football matches officiated in the correct spirit are great to be part of.”

Shortly after the game, Barnsley released a statement, saying: “The Club can confirm there was an alleged incident in the tunnel area that took place following the conclusion of today’s match, which South Yorkshire police are currently investigating.

“The Club is assisting the police with its enquiries and, as a result, we are not in a position to make any further comment at this time.”