Joey Barton has been refused a visa for the team's America tour, as we reported yesterday, but we understand he was on holiday in the US last month! The 28-year-old has been barred because he has a conviction for assault. But a photograph posted on Twitter by a team mate shows Barton, who said he "regretted" the ban, on holiday in Los Angeles in June. Newcastle United declined to comment on Barton's trip, saying the holiday was not a "club issue". The US Embassy said it did not comment on individual cases but confirmed anyone with a criminal conviction had to declare it and needed a visa to travel.