Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton has been jailed for six months after admitting assault and affray.
Barton was arrested in Liverpool city centre last December after becoming involved in a fracas outside a McDonald’s restaurant.
Barton admitted the charges last month and he has now been sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court.
Following his arrest Barton underwent anger management therapy and returned to action with Newcastle on 29th January.
In another case in Manchester, Barton is due to stand trial accused of assaulting his former Manchester City team-mate Ousmane Dabo in a training ground incident in May last year. He has pleaded not guilty.