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Joey Barton arrested

joeybarton.jpgManchester City star Joey Barton has been arrested on suspicion of assault and criminal damage following an alleged argument with a taxi driver in Liverpool earlier this month.

“I can confirm a 24-year-old man from Widnes was arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage and assault,” said a spokeswoman for Merseyside police. “He has been bailed until May pending further inquiries.”

Barton is no stranger to controversy. He was fined by the Football Association after baring his bottom at Everton supporters in October and  fined six weeks’ wages by Manchester City for stubbing a cigar out in the eye of young City team-mate Jamie Tandy at a  Christmas party.

He was also sent home from a pre-season tour of Thailand after becoming involved in a brawl with a teenage Everton fan.