“I’d Have Got Less Of A Ban For Racially Abusing The Man City Players”

Joey Barton has hit out at the English FA’s decision to hand Chelsea defender John Terry a four-game ban for racially abusing Barton’s former QPR team-mate, Anton Ferdinand.

Ex-England captain Terry was banned and fined £220,000 by an FA independent regulatory commission for racially abusing Ferdinand during Chelsea’s Premier League match at Loftus Road last season.

Using his personal Twitter account earlier today, Barton gave his views on the FA’s decision, claiming it was a “shambles” compared to the 12-match ban he picked up through violent conduct against Manchester City on the final day of last season.

4 games? A years worth of investigation, a four day FA hearing and only a 4 game ban? Suarez got 8 didn’t he? WTF’s going on…

— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) September 27, 2012

Barton then tweeted the following.

Well I think that proves a lot. What an absolute farce. 12 games for violent conduct and only 4 for that. FA should be embarrassed #shambles

— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) September 27, 2012

There was no stopping Joey.

12 games!!! By the FA’s perverse reckoning, I’d of got less of a ban for racially abusing the Man City players than tickling them as I did.

— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) September 27, 2012

But, it did end on a good note as he reflected on the impact the ban has had.

I’m not complaining because without the ban I might not be playing for Olympique d’Marseille. Every cloud and all that…

— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) September 27, 2012

So what about that then folks? Do we agree or disagree with Barton? Feel free to leave your comments in the section provided.

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