In 2021, Joey Barton confronted two separate courtroom circumstances – one associated to the alleged assault by beating of a lady at an deal with in London, the opposite related to the alleged assault of then-Barnsley supervisor Daniel Stendel, whereas Barton was nonetheless answerable for Fleetwood.

Whereas police charged Barton on each events, the primary case was dismissed attributable to Barton being unable to get a good trial, whereas the second cleared the previous Manchester Metropolis and Newcastle midfielder of assaulting Stendel.