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  • on 28.08.2012
  • at 11:38 AM
  • by KT

The life and crimes of Joey Barton

Joey Barton has hit the headlines once again this week after tweeting about a possible move to Marseille, once which has now seemingly fallen through.

He has been quick to critisise his employers (not for the first time) after being forced to train with the kids following his 12-match ban for lashing out at Sergio Agüero in the final game of last season.

So whilst his future remains in doubt, we have taken a brief look back at the 29 year-old’s misdemeanors, all of which have contributed to his reputation.

Poor Joey; always the victim…

The life and crimes of Joey Barton:

– Receives first red card of career in Manchester City’s FA Cup fourth-round tie at Spurs.
– Criticised by manager Kevin Keegan for causing a mass brawl in a pre-season friendly at Doncaster.
– Stubs lit cigar in the eye of youth team player Jamie Tandy during City’s Christmas party. Fined six weeks’ wages. Tandy later won £65,000 in damages.

– Breaks leg of pedestrian while driving his car at 2am in Liverpool.
– Has an altercation with a 15-year-old Everton fan at City’s team hotel in Bangkok during a pre-season tour. Fined eight weeks’ wages.

- Drops shorts in front of Everton fans at Goodison Park.
– Straight red card for a two-footed lunge on Bolton’s Abdoulaye Faye.

– Charged with assault and given a four-month suspended sentence after a training-ground fight with Ousmane Dabo. Banned for 12 matches by FA and fined £25,000.
– Jailed over late night-incident in Liverpool city centre. Received a six-month sentence after pleading guilty to common assault and affray.

– Sent off playing for Newcastle against Liverpool for a late challenge on Xabi Alonso. Suspended by the club after reported bust up with manager, Alan Shearer, and his assistant, Iain Dowie.

- Punches Blackburn winger Morten Gamst Pedersen, accepts an FA charge and is banned for three games.

– Transfer listed after a series of Twitter comments criticising the club, making him available on a free transfer.

- Scores but is then sent off for a headbutt as new club QPR lose 2-1 at home to Norwich. Slates the FA as “Orwellian organisation” in need of a “drastic shake-up”.
– Sent off after clashing with Carlos Tévez, Sergio Agüero and Vincent Kompany in last game of season at Manchester City.

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