Joey Barton has had his fair share of controversy in the past. Today his Burnley side were knocked out of the FA Cup by non league side Lincoln City, but he was determined to steal some of the headlines. In the video below, you’ll see Barton stamp on the foot of Matthew Rhead before intentionally running into the out-stretched arm of the Lincoln City striker.
— Carl Jones (@CarlDJones) February 18, 2017
This is Barton’s second spell at Burnley, having rejoined them in January. In November he was released from Rangers after a training ground bust-up. Joey Barton’s six red cards in the Premier League make him ninth on the list of most sendings off in Premier League history.
In 2013 Barton tweeted “Players who roll around when nobody touches them should be subsequently banned. I hate cheats. Authorities should address it.” This was two years after he had dived to get former Arsenal winger, Gervinho sent off on the opening day of the 2011/12 season. Barton will always remain a player who grabs the headlines for the wrong reasons.
Players who roll around when nobody touches them should be subsequently banned. I hate cheats. Authorities should address it.
— Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) February 3, 2013