Liverpool fans react on Twitter to reported Ross Barkley incident
By Will Butcher
Liverpool fans have reacted on Twitter after Everton’s Ross Barkley was reportedly caught on camera being punched in a bar on a night out.
The BBC have revealed that Merseyside police are looking into CCTV footage regarding the incident, as it is claimed the video shows the 23-year-old being punched by an unidentified man.
Barkley’s lawyer was reported to have said that his client was the victim of an unprovoked attack.
Barkley starred in Everton’s 4-2 win against Leicester on Sunday afternoon, as goals from Tom Davies, Phil Jagielka and a brace from Romelu Lukaku secured all three points.
Liverpool fans have reacted on Twitter to the news that their Merseyside rivals’ midfielder had been involved in the incident, after the footage emerged online.
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Some fans reacted in hysterics, while some Reds supporters put football aside to feel sympathy for the England international.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) April 10, 2017
"I'm better than lallana"
— Charlie (@GoldenMachete99) April 10, 2017
Nothing to do with Barkley being an Everton player, it's horrible to see anyone get hit like that unexpectedly.
— Neil (@spuddy1878) April 10, 2017
The Greatest Karma
— Harry Alfhari (@Alfhariharry) April 10, 2017
— Gazzzzaaaa ???? (@SwanyThaRed) April 10, 2017
Sad state of affairs mate when a lad can't enjoy a night out in his home town.
— Chris (@Murph080) April 10, 2017
— Sam Pollock (@Sam_Pollock) April 10, 2017
Barkley angered Liverpool fans following this month’s Merseyside derby, as he was guilty of a number of robust challenges during the 3-1 victory at Anfield.
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