Police investigating an incident within the tunnel after Barnsley’s 4-2 victory over Fleetwood at Oakwell on Saturday have arrested a man on suspicion of racially aggravated offences.
Barnsley striker Cauley Woodrow tweeted that Fleetwood boss Joey Barton confronted Reds supervisor Daniel Stendel following the sport.
The tweet has since been deleted however South Yorkshire Police confirmed that they had been investigating allegations of an incident within the tunnel.
On Wednesday, police stated a man was being questioned in relation to the incident.
A drive spokesman stated: “Officers investigating an incident at Barnsley Soccer Membership on Saturday 13 April 2019 have arrested a man on suspicion of racially aggravated public order offence and racially aggravated assault.
“The man attended at a police station and was arrested at present, Wednesday 17 April.
“He remains in police custody for questioning.”
Officers earlier appealed for witnesses to the incident, which Woodrow claimed left Stendel with “blood pouring from his face”.
The spokesman stated: “The incident is believed to have taken place in the tunnel around 5pm, following the conclusion of Barnsley’s match against Fleetwood Town, and left one man with facial injuries.”
He continued: “Have been you on the recreation on Saturday with a view, or within the space, of the tunnel? Did you see what occurred?
“Officers are significantly eager to talk to anybody who might have caught the incident on digital camera or who might have any cell phone footage instantly earlier than or after the incident occurred.”
Barnsley introduced on Tuesday that that they had lodged formal complaints with each the English Soccer League and the Soccer Affiliation over the alleged incident after the match.
Police stated enquiries into the incident are ongoing and requested individuals to chorus from hypothesis that might probably hurt their investigation.
Reporting by Press Affiliation.