Queens Park Rangers midfielder
Joey Barton was charged by the English FA on Monday with two
acts of alleged violent conduct during Sunday's Premier League
match against Manchester City.
The controversial player was sent off for elbowing Carlos
Tevez and then kicked Sergio Aguero and tried to head-butt
Vincent Kompany before being escorted off the pitch.
An FA statement said: "Following the player's dismissal in
the 54th minute of the fixture, there followed two incidents
involving Manchester City's Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany.
"As Barton had already been dismissed, both of these
incidents fell outside of the jurisdiction of the referee."
Barton has until 17:00 GMT on Tuesday to respond to the
Playing with 10 men, Rangers took a 2-1 lead only for City
to clinch the title with two late goals in the most dramatic of
finales to the Premier League.
Barton has apologised via his Twitter account, saying: "Can
do nothing but apologise to the players and the fans.
"Still don't think its a sending-off. Tried to take one of
their players with me...."
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