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Joey Barton’s Old Tweet Comes Back To Haunt Him After Dive Vs Lincoln City

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Joey Barton of Burnley (L) and Matt Rhead of Lincoln City (R) exchange words during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Burnley and Lincoln City at Turf Moor on February 18, 2017 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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.

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.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.