Premier League footballer Joey 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.

Two men were arrested at the scene, outside Garlands nightclub, and Barton and a 20-year-old man were arrested on Monday afternoon. All have been bailed. After his release, Barton said via Twitter: "Looking forward to Portugal now tomo. Bit of rest and lots of golf..."

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