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Joey Barton wanted to throw 'bad eggs' out at QPR

QPR are likely to be relegated this weekend. Credit: PA

Joey Barton admits there are "one or two bad eggs" he would have thrown out of QPR by now as the club faces up to relegation.

Barton's QPR side could have their fate sealed today without kicking a ball, but are more likely to drop into the Championship by failing to beat Man City on Sunday.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the former Newcastle midfielder claimed:

There's a few people who need to have a good look at themselves. Whatever happens on Sunday and the next two games, you have to be able to look at yourself in the mirror and say I did everything I can. Some people haven't done that.

On the whole, the dressing room has turned up and given everything. One or two bad eggs have spoiled it. If it had been done my way, they would have been out of the building straight away.

– Joey Barton speaking to Sky Sports


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Joey Barton apologises for 'ugly girls' Ukip comment

Footballer Joey Barton has apologised after comparing Ukip to the best out of "four really ugly girls".

The QPR midfielder's comment on the BBC's Question Time drew a strong reaction from Ukip MEP Louise Bours, who said it showed "footballers' brains are in their feet".

He took to Twitter to offer an apology, admitting to fellow panellist Piers Morgan that his remarks could have offended some women.


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Man charged over Joey Barton bottle throwing incident

A man has been charged after a bottle was thrown at Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton during his side's match against Burnley on October 26.

A man has been charged after a bottle was thrown at footballer Joey Barton during a match. Credit: PA

Barton was hit by a plastic container during the second half of QPR's 2-0 defeat at Turf Moor.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said John Pounder, 26, of Cedar Avenue, Haslingden, was charged with throwing a missile contrary to the Football Offences Act 1991 and a section 4 public order offence of using threatening words or behaviour.

He has been bailed to appear at Burnley Magistrates Court on November 22.

Joey Barton gives press conference in French accent

Merseyside-born footballer Joey Barton has moved quickly to join the mocking of a press conference he gave in a mysterious French accent.

Posting a link to a video of the interview, Barton, on loan at Marseille in France's Ligue 1, acknowledged that his bizarre pronunciation was akin to former England manager Steve McClaren's Dutch-English accent.

Barton made his Ligue 1 debut yesterday, narrowly avoiding a red card for standing on the ankle of a Lille opponent.

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