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Anorak | More hypocrisy over Joey Barton’s rise and fall among the ‘chatterati’

More hypocrisy over Joey Barton’s rise and fall among the ‘chatterati’

by | 24th, May 2012

JOEY Barton has been sacked as Queens Park Rangers captain following his 12-match ban and £75,000 FA fine for acts of stupidity and violence on the Manchester City pitch. In the Times , Rory Smith writes:

‘He was jeered by his own fans when substituted against Liverpool, a game, in his absence, that QPR managed to win; just as they survived his recklessness at the Etihad Stadium.’

QPR lost on the final day of the season at the Etihad, when City won the Premier League title. Had Bolton Wanderers not been let down by some horrible refereeing at Stoke City, QPR would not have survived to face another season of top-flight football.

But odder than that reworking of the facts is the Times football editor Tony Evans’ comment piece.

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