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PFA chief criticises Barton

Joey Barton (right) argues with Manchester City players on Sunday. Credit: PA

The chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association has criticised QPR's Joey Barton after his red card on Sunday. The midfielder kicked out at Manchester City's Sergio Aguero as he left the pitch and then claimed on Twitter he had tried to "take 1 of theirs down with me".

Gordon Taylor said, "If you come out with stuff like that you are going to deserve to be heavily sanctioned."

"We try to deal with Joey Barton and it is not getting any easier."

On Monday, the Football Association charged Barton with two acts of alleged violent conduct.

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Joey Barton is charged by the FA

Joey Barton is restrained by QPR staff after being sent off yesterday. Credit: PA

QPR midfielder Joey Barton has been charged by the FA in relation to two acts of alleged violent conduct during yesterday's game. The FA are examining two incidents involving Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany. Barton has until 6pm tomorrow to respond to the charges.

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