Barton’s Barnsley bust-up
full co-operation. The statement read: “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.”
A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: ‘We are aware something has taken place in the tunnel after the game and we are investigating.”
Fleetwood had Harry Souttar sent off during a bruising encounter and tempers flared as players and staff returned to the dressing rooms.
Barton became involved in a spat with Stendel at the final whistle and tempers flared again in the tunnel.
Barnsley’s Cauley Woodrow took to social media to accuse Barton.
Woodrow, who later deleted this post, 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!!”
ALTERCATION: Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel