Barton responds to red card

Sun, 13 May 21:18:17 2012

Joey Barton has apologised to QPR's players and supporters after being sent off in the 3-2 defeat at Manchester City.

But the controversial midfielder also insisted he did not deserve to be dismissed and revealed he tried to get a City player sent off as well.

Barton saw red for elbowing Carlos Tevez and then kneed Sergio Aguero, an incident which sparked a mass confrontation.

"Can do nothing but apologise to the players and the fans. Still don't think its a sending off. Tried to take 1 of their players with me..." Barton wrote on Twitter.

"The head was never gone at any stage, once I'd been sent off, one of our players suggested I should try to take 1 of theirs with me..."

 

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