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Barton faces FA charge of violent conduct.

November 11th, 2010 | 58 Comments |

Joey 'one punch' Barton.
Joey 'one punch' Barton.
The breaking news is that Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton has been charged by the FA for violent conduct.

Barton lashed out and appeared to ‘punch’ his Blackburn counterpart, Morten Gamst Pederson, in the chest in an off-the-ball incident that was missed by the match referee.

It is the fact that the match officials missed the incident which has allowed the FA to use video evidence to take a retrospective look at the incident. Barton now has two choices. He can admit to the charge which will mean he will face a three-match ban starting this Saturday against Fulham. Or he could deny the charges and face a hearing on Monday which could lead to a longer punishment.

An FA statement said:

“Newcastle United FC midfielder Joey Barton has today been charged with violent conduct by the FA following an incident in his side’s fixture with Blackburn Rovers FC on Wednesday, 10 November.” (more…)