Barton to face probe over Twitter attack
London: Queens Park Rangers captain Joey Barton could face a disciplinary action from the Football Association (FA) over Twitter attack on Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Mick McCarthy and midfielder Karl Henry after a Premier League match.
Barton has got into scuffle with Henry several times.
He was angry with Henry’s tackle in the final minutes of the game, a leading daily reports.
He also made crowd angry by making a three-fingered gesture at them to indicate the scoreline, and then patted Henry, only to be dragged away by team-mates.
“I bet you Henry feels like an idiot again today. He should just keep his trap firmly shut I wasn’t happy another player tried to cause an injury when the game nearly over. Just because he’s inferior in every way,” Barton tweeted.
Barton also meant McCarthy may have been under the influence of illegal drugs when he claimed earlier this week he would have turned down the chance to sign Henry.
“Wolves snubbed me’, I read in this morning papers. Ha ha (I) don’t know what Mick’s been smoking,” Barton said.
Rangers manager Neil Warnock had earlier said that FA had warned Barton over his tweeting.
“The FA have told players what they expect from anyone who tweets and he has got to adhere to the guidelines,” Warnock said.
Warnock was angry with both Henry’s tackle and his own captain Anton Ferdinand for charging 40 yards to protect Barton.
“It was a dreadful tackle from behind and the player should have been booked. It has cost (Anton) a lot of money because I have just fined him. It would have been avoided if the referee’s assistant had made a decision,” Warnock said.