FA dish out lengthy ban to Loftus Road misfit.
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Queens Park Rangers captain Joey Barton has been banned for 12 matches after being found guilty of two counts of violent conduct.
Barton, 29, was sent off in QPR’s defeat at Manchester City on the final day of the season and had accepted a charge over his clash with Sergio Aguero in the wake of his red card.
He was also found guilty over a separate clash with Vincent Kompany.
The midfielder has been fined £75,000 by the Football Association.
Barton was initially sent off for an off-the-ball clash with City striker Carlos Tevez and will serve a four-match ban for that offence, as it was his second sending-off of the season.
The incidents involving Aguero and Kompany came after Barton had been dismissed, meaning they fell outside the jurisdiction of the referee, and have resulted in a further eight-match suspension.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
Does this spell the end of Joey Barton’s QPR career? After all there is not much use for Mark Hughes in not being able to pick a player for the best part of a third of the season.
One wonders if Barton will expand on his assertion that a team-mate suggested he took a kick at at Man City player in the hope of getting an opposition player sent off for retaliation.