Joey Barton pleads not guilty to actual bodily harm
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 09/10/19 10:50pm
Fleetwood manager Joey Barton has denied assaulting former Barnsley boss Daniel Stendel during an incident following a league match.
Barton, 37, is alleged to have pushed the German manager at Barnsley's Oakwell Stadium on April 13 this year, leaving him with a damaged tooth.
Standing at Barnsley Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, the former England international indicated a not guilty plea to assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
District Judge Joanne Hirst told him that the allegations were too serious to be dealt with by magistrates and sent the case for trial before judge and jury at Sheffield Crown Court.
The former Manchester City, Newcastle and Burnley midfielder was charged following an incident in the tunnel after the League One match between Barnsley and Fleetwood, which ended in a 4-2 victory for the home team.
Barton was given unconditional bail and told to appear at Sheffield Crown Court for a hearing on November 6.