Joey Barton has been remanded in custody, charged with “assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray”.
Magistrates in Liverpool have refused the Newcastle and England midfielder bail, and he’ll have missed at least four Newcastle games before his next court appearance on January 16.
The 25-year-old was arrested following an incident in Liverpool’s Church Street area… in a McDonalds.
It all begs the question: what was a Premiership footballer, earning tens of thousands of pounds a week, doing getting into a fight in McDonalds?
Surely with that kind of money he should be getting into fights in the Ivy or Nobu?
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