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Barton hit by Magpies suspension

05 May 2009 19:53:14

Barton hit by Magpies suspension

Midfielder Joey Barton has been suspended by Newcastle United.Barton was sent off for a lunging tackle on Xabi Alonso in the defeat at Liverpool on Sunday - a challenge boss Alan Shearer described as "stupid". The 26-year-old was also involved in a row with Shearer after the game, which has prompted the club to suspend him. A Magpies statement said: "Joey Barton has been suspended from the club until further notice. The club will be making no further comment at this time." Barton's d.... read more


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