Police are investigating an incident allegedly involving Joey Barton after Barnsley’s match against Fleetwood.
Barnsley’s Cauley Woodrow tweeted that Fleetwood boss Barton confronted Tykes boss Daniel Stendel in the tunnel at Oakwell. The tweet was later deleted.
A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “We are aware of something that has taken place in the tunnel after the game and we are investigating.”
Barnsley said they were “assisting the police with its enquiries”.
Sky Sports News showed footage of Barton attempting to leave the ground in a car after the League One fixture but being prevented from doing so by police.
BBC Radio Lancashire reports that Fleetwood have “declined to comment” on the incident and no member of coaching or playing staff from either side was made available for a post-match interview.
Woodrow, who scored Barnsley’s second goal in their 4-2 win, tweeted that Stendel had been left with “blood pouring from his face” before taking the post down.
Barton was appointed manager at Fleetwood, who are 11th in League One, in April 2018.