Premier League
EPL Home
Football League
World Cup 2014
Euro Football Home
Russian Premier
Ligue 1
La Liga
Football Italiano
International Home
World Cup 2010
Euro 2012 Stadiums
Euro 2012
Denmark 2011
AFCON 2013
About Us
Write for us
Contact Us

Barton future unclear after 12-game ban

Bookmark and Share

By Andrew Tuft

Saturday 26 May 2012

The future of Queens Park Rangers captain Joey Barton will be decided within the next few weeks as the club begins an internal investigation into the midfielder’s red card against Manchester City on the final day of the Premier League season, subsequent outburst and the resulting 12-game ban, Press Association has reported.

Barton was sent off for striking Carlos Tevez and then in the melee that followed appeared to hit Sergio Aguero, while the referee, Mike Dean, also felt Barton attempted to head-butt Vincent Kompany. Barton, who began his career at City, had to be escorted from the field by former teammate Micah Richards.

The one-time England international later claimed he was reacting to provocation by Tevez that went unnoticed, which Dean admitted after reviewing footage of the altercation. But the Football Association commission looking into the events did not find just cause for what followed, handing Barton a suspension that breaks down as four games for his second red card of the season, five for kicking out at Aguero and three for the incident with Kompany, as well as a £75,000 fine, all of which will go without appeal by Barton or QPR.

Check out the Euro 2012 odds and get some tips on the European Championships betting.

Related Articles


Aston Villa vs Liverpool - Match preview and team news


Newcastle vs Tottenham - Premier League preview and team news


Looking for a job in football? Submit your CV now


Man City vs West Ham - Premier League preview and team news


QPR striker Austin in line for England call-up


The Top 5 Earners in Football


Mourinho plays down coin-throwing incident from QPR supporters





Email Address *


Please enter code on left.

Terms & Conditions

* A valid email is required to submit a comment. Your email will not be displayed on this or any other website, nor will it be passed to any 3rd parties. For more information please see the terms and conditions.


By Looka on 24 July 2012 at 04:43

He has dark eyes. His head is turned and there's this weird miorrr effect so you can't see neither of his ears. was he trying to hide something? Also, what he's saying is something I believe MJ would say. But his face looks much more scarred than on Larry King's interview, and his voice doesn't sound much like MJ.VA:F [1.9.2_1090]please wait...VA:F [1.9.2_1090](from 0 votes)

By Emefa on 22 July 2012 at 03:26

[DVD] (DVD) This movie was A~W~E~S~O~M~E~!!!!!!!! My mom's friend in England sent it to me bscauee he knew that I LOVE the Tottenham Hotspurs and it was great to watch their season in review since we do not get all the games here in America . Thank you Mr. Rhys!





Follow us...




Premier League Football News

ArsenalAston VillaChelseaEvertonFulhamLiverpoolManchester CityManchester UtdNewcastle UtdNorwich City
ReadingQueens Park RangersSouthamptonStoke CitySunderlandSwansea CityTottenham HotspurWest Bromwich AlbionWest HamWigan Athletic






Kick Football News