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Newcastle suspends Barton over red card

Newcastle suspends Barton over red card

Newcastle has suspended midfielder Joey Barton after his red card against Liverpool ruled out him out for the rest of the team's relegation fight.
The volatile Barton, who has a reputation for misconduct both on and off the field, was sent off for a wild challenge on Liverpool's Xabi Alonso near the end of Newcastle's 3-0 loss to the Reds at Anfield on Saturday. The defeat left the Magpies deep in relegation trouble.
The red card already means Barton is already ruled out of Newcastle's final three games because of an automatic Football Association suspension.
Newcastle announced on Tuesday the club had suspended him until further notice, which effectively means he won't even take part in training.


Updated : 2021-07-25 12:20 GMT+08:00