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Barton 'stupidity' riles Shearer

04 May 2009 07:10:49

Barton 'stupidity' riles Shearer

Newcastle boss Alan Shearer hit out at Joey Barton after the midfielder was sent off for a lunging tackle on Xabi Alonso in the 3-0 defeat at Liverpool.Playing for the first time since 28 January following an injury, Barton will now miss the rest of the season. "I wasn't happy, I was bitterly disappointed at the way that happened," Shearer told BBC Sport. "I asked him to stay calm in the heat of the battle but it was a stupid tackle and he deserved to be sent off." Sunday's appearance was .... read more


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