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Barton stripped of QPR captaincy

Joey Barton was sent off during the final game of the season. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

QPR have fined Joey Barton six weeks' wages and stripped him of the club captaincy after his actions on the final day of the season at Manchester City. Barton was shown a red card but then attempted to kick and headbutt two City players before he left the pitch.

QPR have also said they reserve the right to terminate his contract if he seriously breaches the club’s disciplinary procedures again. He has already been given a lengthy suspension by the FA.

Barton said: “My behaviour was wrong and I accept the punishment that has been imposed upon me as a result. I apologise to the Manager, my team-mates and of course the QPR fans for my actions. I also apologise to the Manchester City players, staff and supporters.”

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