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Before we got to the dramatic finish, QPR's Joey Barton provided some initial fireworks after getting sent off for an "off-the-ball incident involving Carlos Tevez."


After being shown the red card, he flipped out and kicked eventual hero Sergio Aguero. The red card comes with an automatic four-game ban but his post-game comments have upped the ante.

Barton is apparently claiming that the kick was a deliberate attempt to bait Man City into losing a player of its own, to level the playing field.

"The head was never gone at any stage, once I'd been sent off, one of our players suggested I should try to take one of theirs with me. It never worked but god loves a trier."

Friend of the program, Mario Balotelli almost indulged him, but not even Mario was that stupid.

Joey Barton facing lengthy ban after red card in QPR defeat [BBC]

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