Tuesday 26 September 2017

Banned Joey Barton can’t help himself as he tweets about Jeremy Hunt

File photo dated 13/05/2012 of QPR's Joey Barton after being sent off during the Barclays Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday May 23, 2012. QPR midfielder Joey Barton has been banned for 12 matches by the Football Association following his red card at Manchester City, Press Association Sport understands. See PA story SOCCER Barton. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire
File photo dated 13/05/2012 of QPR's Joey Barton after being sent off during the Barclays Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday May 23, 2012. QPR midfielder Joey Barton has been banned for 12 matches by the Football Association following his red card at Manchester City, Press Association Sport understands. See PA story SOCCER Barton. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Brian Farmer

BANNED footballer Joey Barton said today he would "hate to be Jeremy Hunt".

Barton, given a 12-match ban by the Football Association (FA) earlier this month, posted messages on Twitter outlining his thoughts about Mr Hunt's performance at the Leveson Inquiry.



The QPR midfielder tweeted: "Oh, how I would hate to be Jeremy Hunt right now."



He also posted a photograph of a man in a hole digging.



Barton was banned after being sent off during QPR's defeat at Manchester City on the final day of the last Barclays Premier League season.



He elbowed one Manchester City player, kicked out at a second and attempted to headbutt a third.



In 2008, Barton was given a six-month jail term after admitting assault and affray during an incident in Liverpool.

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