QPR midfielder Joey Barton has been released from police custody, following his arrest for affray.
The 29-year-old was involved in trouble in the early hours of Monday while on a night out with his girlfriend in Liverpool city centre.
Two men aged 21 and from the Old Swan area of Liverpool were arrested on suspicion of a public order offence at around 5.30am at the scene of the incident, outside Garlands nightclub in the city. But after they were held in custody and questioned, Barton and a 20-year-old man were also arrested on Monday afternoon.
Barton was later released on bail pending further enquiries by Merseyside Police.
The three other men were bailed earlier on Monday.
A statement from the force read: "Merseyside Police can confirm that the 29-year-old man arrested on suspicion of affray has been released on bail pending further inquiries."
Barton, who has become well known for his opinionated Twitter outbursts, indicated tonight he was going on holiday on Tuesday.
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."