News is just coming in that former Newcastle player Joey Barton has been involved in another altercation, this time in his home town of Liverpool.
The news it that the Liverpudlian, who supports Everton, was punched in the face at 5:30 am this morning outside a Liverpool night-club.
QPR midfielder Joey Barton was hit in the face outside the Garlands club in Eberle Street in Liverpool, and Merseyside Police have just confirmed the 29-year-old man (that’s Joey Barton) was injured, but he voluntarily left the scene of the crime.
Two 21-year-old men are being held by the Merseyside police on suspicion of what is termed a public order offense, and are currently being held in police custody.
This is the last thing Joey would want, as QPR are just completing their investigation of his sending off at Manchester City in the last game of the season, which got him a 12 match ban, which will begin next season.
And it reminds us of an incident on 27th November of 2007, when he was a Newcastle player when he beat up a man in the Liverpool city center, at around 5:00 am, which was fully captured on CCTV cameras.
He was seen to punch a man 20 times, which left the teenage boy with broken teeth, and Joey finally received a six month jail sentence for that offense, but ended up only serving 74 days in jail the next summer.
Barton had drunk 10 pints of lager and five bottles of lager on that night in 2007, before going to a McDonald’s restaurant on Church Street.
But we understand Barton has since given up the drink, and the shoe seems to have been on the other foot this morning – so to speak.
We are pleased Joey is no longer on Newcastle’s books.