Barton tells story of fight with ex-Everton defender

Joey Barton applauds fans as he is substituted

Joey Barton has been in the spotlight lately for all the wrong reasons, and in his new book he has made a few more shocking revelations.

Joey Barton applauds fans as he is substituted

Joey Barton has done many things that have landed him in hot water over the years, but in his new book he has decided to reveal a few more for good measure. As reported by Liverpool Echo, the midfielder spoke about a fight he had with ex-Everton defender Richard Dunne in Thailand.

The two came to blows following a pre-season game between Manchester City and Everton, as Barton recalls in his book entitled "No Nonsense".

“When Dunney [Richard Dunne] had the bright idea of ordering a couple of bottles of wine, and then a couple more, the tenor of the night was set.

Burnley's Joey Barton gestures to fans before the parade

Barton then went on to state how the inclusion of an Everton fan saw the night take a dark turn.

He wrote, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo: “He [Everton fan] began to denigrate Robbie Fowler as a cokehead and a coward, because he wasn’t on the trip. Bob was injured, and I wasn’t going to put up with lazy, vindictive lies about him. I could feel the mist start to descend.”

A confrontation then ensued between Barton and the fan following his comments about Fowler.

Rangers' Joey Barton before the match

“I went back to my pint and was soon confronted by the Honey Monster [Dunne], who was as buried in booze as I was. ‘F***ing get over there now and apologise!’ he screamed. I declined. 

“Dunney grabbed me by the throat, and pushed me back against the wall. He was bigger than me and stronger than me so wrestling was out of the question. I turned feral, and sank my teeth into his fist as hard as I could."

The fight escalated until the two were finally dragged away from each other. The encounter is now just a distant memory for both men, but Barton is once again at the forefront of attention as he is currently being investigated for a betting scandal.

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