Thursday, 24 May 2012

Joey Braton's 31.57% match ban

Queens Park Rangers skipper and Midfielder Joseph Anthony Barton has been handed a further 8-match ban which would add to his 4-match tally for his challenge on Manchester City's Striker Carlos Tevez on the final matchday of the season.

Barton was sent off for elbowing Manchester City's Carlos Tevez and then kicked Sergio Aguero in QPR's final Premier League game of the season on May 13.

Barton accepted the charge of violent conduct against Aguero but denied the same charge against City defender and skipper Vincent Kompany, who he appeared to try and head-butt before being escorted off the pitch.
"Following Barton's dismissal in the 54th minute of the match, there followed two incidents involving Manchester City's Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany. As Barton had already been dismissed, both of these incidents fell outside the jurisdiction of the referee. An Independent panel found Barton Guilty of both challenges
The chairman of the panel Brian Jones slammed Barton for his actions.
"There are rules of conduct that should be adhered to, and such behaviour tarnishes the image of football in this country, particularly as this match was the pinnacle of the domestic season and watched by millions around the globe," he said.

Joey would go on to serve a 12 match ban from next season in the EPL

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