Connect to share and comment

Football: Marseille's Barton plays down Beckham threat

Joey Barton has played down the threat posed by his compatriot David Beckham who is set for his first Ligue 1 run out since joining Paris Saint Germain against Barton's Marseille on Sunday. "PSG have lots of big names and great players. Beckham is a big star off the pitch but on the pitch, to be honest, he's not a major worry," Barton, on loan at the Velodrome from Queens Park Rangers, suggested at a press conference here on Tuesday. "He triggers a lot less fear than when he was playing in the Premier League," Barton added of the former Manchester United icon.

Soccer-Barton hits out at 'cheats' after first Ligue 1 dismissal

PARIS, Feb 3 (Reuters) - English midfielder Joey Barton said he had been the victim of "cheats" after being sent off for the first time since joining Olympique Marseille during a defeat to struggling Nancy on Sunday. The controversial Barton has been on his best behaviour since he made his Ligue 1 debut last November after serving out a 12-match ban for violent conduct in QPR's final Premier League match of last season against Manchester City.

Football: First red card for Barton in Marseille colours

On-loan Marseille midfielder Joey Barton was dismissed for the first time in France's Ligue 1 on Sunday since joining from Queens Park Rangers in August. Barton received his marching orders on the hour-mark after collecting two yellow cards in the space of five minutes during Marseille's match at home to basement side Nancy. The Englishman picked up his first caution for a late challenge on Vincent Muratori before earning an early bath with the match still goalless for a foul on Djamel Bakar. mw/dj
Syndicate content