Counsellor demands sporting chance for bad boy Barton

07 May 2009 02:09
Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton stopped attending his anger management courses before his red card at Anfield and his foul-mouthed rant at manager Alan Shearer.

Barton's Sporting Chance mentor Peter Kay has again leapt to the defence of the disgraced midfielder who is desperately trying to salvage his career following his dismissal in Sunday's defeat at Liverpool and his row with Shearer which resulted in the pair being pulled apart by team-mates.

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But while defending the former Manchester City player, who has beenbanned indefinitely from Newcastle by Shearer, Barton's counsellor hasrevealed he lapsed in his attendance at the clinic where he spentseveral weeks following his arrest for common assault 18 months ago,and his subsequent prison sentence.

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Source: Daily_Mail