Date of publication: Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 9:52 am
Barnsley has filed an official complaint against the English Football League and the Football Association after manager Daniel Stendel was allegedly attacked by Fleetwood boss Joey Barton.
Barton After the League One game on Saturday, which ended with a 4-2 victory for the home side in Oakwell, Reds boss Stendel has been confronted in the tunnel The police of South Yorkshire are investigating,
"Barnsley Football Club confirms that it has made a formal complaint to both the English Football League and the Football Association," the club said.
"This is due to an alleged incident at the conclusion of the game on Saturday, April 13, between Joey Barton and Daniel Stendel.
"The club is also working with the police and is helping with all inquiries regarding the incident. No further comments will be made during the police investigation. "
Shortly after the game on Saturday, Barnsley striker Cauley Woodrow, who had scored in his team's victory, tweeted that Barton "physically attacked" Stendel. He wrote that his manager "poured blood from his face". The tweet was then deleted.
Later that evening, Sky Sports News tweeted that Barton had left the ground, but the car in which he was driving was stopped by the police in the parking lot of the stadium.
The Fleetwood job is Barton's first leadership position. The 36-year-old former midfielder took over Highbury's position last summer.