Fleetwood supervisor Joey Barton has denied assaulting former Barnsley supervisor Daniel Stendel throughout an incident following a league match.
Barton, 37, is alleged to have pushed the German supervisor at Barnsley’s Oakwell Stadium on April 13 this yr, leaving him with a broken tooth.
Standing at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, the previous England worldwide indicated a not responsible plea to assault occasioning precise bodily hurt.
District Judge Joanne Hirst informed him that the allegations have been too severe to be handled by magistrates and despatched to the case for trial earlier than choose and jury at Sheffield Crown Court.
Wearing a blue open-neck shirt, a blue jumper, blue trousers and sporting glasses, Barton spoke solely to provide his title, his date of beginning, his handle of Fox Bank Close in Widnes, Cheshire, to substantiate he was a British nationwide and point out his plea.
The former Manchester City, Newcastle and Burnley midfielder was charged following an incident within the tunnel after the League One match between Barnsley and Fleetwood, which led to a 4-2 victory for the house crew.
Barton was given unconditional bail and informed to seem at Sheffield Crown Court for a listening to on November 6.
He smiled at ready photographers as he left the court docket constructing earlier than he was pushed off in a black Mercedes SUV.