QPR midfielder Joey Barton has found themselves at the end of another fiasco after he was allegedly involved in a bust up with his teammate Clint Hill. The former Newcastle United man has a history of getting into trouble quite easily both on and off the field.
However, he has been a major reason towards QPR’s push for promotion this campaign. Even though the club’s form has faltered in recent weeks, Barton still remains an important player at the club. However, his future has been thrown into doubt yet again after he has allegedly been involved in a bust up with Clint.
Barton, though, has denied such allegations. The pair were seen having a heated exchange after a referee had sent off QPR defender Richard Dunne in their match against Sheffield Wednesday. Barton has revealed that he was not having a bust up with Hill, but it was actually the captain was trying to pacify him and not argue with the officials. This was yet another disappointing match for QPR, as they lost 3-0. This result has put them 10 points behind leaders Leicester City with only 10 matches remaining. The club would be more than happy to at least get into the second spot, which would guarantee automatic promotion.
Otherwise, they will have to settle for a play-off place.
“Clearly it was him stopping me moaning at the ref. The same ref incidentally sent me off against Leicester. I am clearly unhappy at the penalty decision and Dunney’s sending off. Focus on next game now. Life is too short to dwell on the bad things. Move on,” said Barton on his Twitter account. “The issue is what’s happened after we went down to 10 men, that is a problem and we’ve spoken about it in the dressing room,” said assistant manager Kevin Bond.