Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has been arrested on suspicion of affray following an altercation outside a Liverpool nightclub.The 29-year-old was involved in a fight while on a night out with his girlfriend on Sunday and he confirmed via Twitter that he had been punched in the back of the head. Joey Barton has been arrested following an altercation outside a nightclub (Getty Images) However, he downplayed the incident saying ‘I’ve had worse, life goes on’ and said that he would not be pressing charges.Police arrested two men at the scene who were taken into custody for questioning and Barton and another man were arrested later this afternoon.Three of the men have now been released on bail, however Barton remains in police custody for questioning.A spokesman for Merseyside Police said: ‘Following an altercation in Eberle Street, Liverpool city centre, in the early hours of this morning, four men have been arrested on suspicion of affray.’Two 21-year-old men were arrested at the scene in the early hours of this morning and another two men, a 20-year-old from the Liverpool area and 29-year-old from the Widnes area, were arrested this afternoon.’The two 21-year-old men and the 20-year-old man have been questioned by officers and have been released on bail pending further inquiries.’The 29-year-old man remains in police custody where he will be questioned by detectives.’Barton is currently under investigation by QPR after being given a 12-match ban by the FA after being sent off during his side’s clash with Manchester City. 

A news article on 2012-06-04 21:45:39 from: The Metro

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