(Original post by original_username)
I clearly speak as if it isn't the first time he has behaved violently.
There are sufficient measures in place to deal with violent behaviour, he will get his deserved punishment. Deliberate elbows happen, so do kick outs and head butts. You see Rugby players square up and knock ten bells out of eachother.
I just think whenever it's to do with Barton there is a huge over reaction.
And Barton did/attempted all 3 within a few minutes. The guy knew what he was doing and even after he got sent off he carried on behaving like a psychopath. Looking at his incidents both on and off the field in the past he just doesn't deserve another chance. The game is better with him off the field.
Not really a surprise. For all his preaching that he'd changed I think he's just proven why so many people were skeptical of that. Once a thug, always a thug in his case. He should be stripped of QPR captaincy and sold.
(Original post by killa78)
Barton v Balotelli, would have been interesting
A thug verses a drama queen. To be honest I think Barton would have battered Balotelli.
He's a hot head and a bit of an ******** but that doesn't mean he should be banned for life. He isn't the first player of this type and he wont be the last. Look at Duncan Ferguson at Everton, he was a psycho, lashing out every now and then. He will get punished, and then will be allowed to come back again, and rightly so.
Duncan Ferguson: to quote 'Ferguson was noted for his aggressive and highly-competitive style of play, which resulted in nine red cards and a three-month prison sentence following an on field assault of Raith Rovers' John McStay in 1994.' Though I cannot see Greater Manchester Police and the CPS wanting to take the same attitude as the Procurator Fiscal did with Ferguson and on another occasion three players in a Rangers-Celtic game.
(Original post by thunder_chunky)
I don't think Balotelli is hiding anything particular, he acts like a big girls blouse so often and Barton is a thug so I think the latter would easily beat the former.
Balotelli might act like a drama queen, but is smart and relishes opportunities like these. He knows if he battered Barton he would be a hero despite the fight.
I was finding Barton to be a decent guy off the pitch, ie helping the campaign for the Hillsbrough victims by giving it more publicity, but what he did was pretty shocking. However that being saide, it would of been better if he done it to Nasri instead of Aguero, he and Nasri had a scuffle at the Emirates before aswell.