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Barton: 'I'm Worse Than Terry And Suarez In Eyes Of FA'
Published : 14 Oct 2012 12:03:26
The Premiership, and English football is in the hands of a set of numpties! We have said it for years, and now a former Toon skipper has a dig.
The 30-year-old was banned for 12 games for his behaviour at Manchester City, where he attacked three players.
Terry was banned for four games and fined £220,000 for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand, while Suarez was handed an eight-game ban for racially abusing Patrice Evra.
Joey Barton: “I think the FA reckoned I’d appeal and they could make it nine games.
“Maybe by not appealing I won a small, perverse victory.
"Because it makes them look bad. John Terry got four games. Luis Suarez eight. So I’m Terry plus Suarez?
“What it says is, if I’d racially abused the City players I’d have got a lot less than for 30 seconds of the red mist descending.
"What message does that send to kids? Where does that leave ‘Kick Racism Out Of Football’?
“The FA charged me for separate offences that took place in the same 25-second sequence,” he added.
“Yet Pablo Mills [banned for six games for fighting while with Crawley Town] threw a number of punches but was charged for one offence. Paolo Di Canio fights a player, gets sent off, pushes the referee over, raises his hands to Nigel Winterburn...
“In the cold light of day, no-one was dead. Aguero got a dead leg. It self-evidently didn’t affect him because 20 minutes later he was scoring the winner. Tevez and Kompany were fine.”