Life of Barton: QPR star on way to Portugal after police release

QPR firebrand Joey Barton is on his way to Portugal after being released by police yesterday.

QPR firebrand Joey Barton is on his way to Portugal after being released by police yesterday.

The Daily Mail says Barton is on his way to Portugal for a holiday after being released from police custody on Monday night following his arrest for affray.

The Queens Park Rangers midfielder, 29, was involved in trouble in the early hours of Monday morning while on a night out with his girlfriend in Liverpool city centre.

Barton, who has become well known for his opinionated Twitter outbursts, indicated he was going on holiday today.

He tweeted: "Looking forward to Portugal now tomo. Bit of rest and lots of golf..."

Earlier the Liverpool-born midfielder confirmed the incident by tweeting: "I got sucker punched in the back of the head.

"Not injured as reported just a small bruise on rear of head/ear.

"I've had worse. Life goes on! Thanks for the concern. Have a good day people."

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