Joey Barton: 'Football Association are against me'

Barton: 'FA have vendetta against me'
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Marseille loan midfielder Joey Barton blasts the Football Association after revealing that he will have to serve an additional match ban after one of his original suspended matches was not registered.

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has launched a verbal attack on the Football Association by accusing the English governing body of having a "vendetta" against him.

The 30-year-old, who is currently on a season-long loan at Ligue 1 outfit Marseille from Loftus Road, has claimed that the FA have not counted one of his suspended matches in his 12-game ban, which he picked up at the end of last season in the Premier League, due to timing issues.

Barton tweeted: "So my 12 match ban is now a 13 match ban. You gotta love the English FA? Well, no actually you don't!

"Ban has been extended as when I signed for Marseille on Friday 31st, the English FA where closed over the weekend and couldn't be bothered registering me until the 3/4th. So the game L'OM vs Rennes couldn't count as one of my games suspended.

"Its so ludicrous a decision, it's like they have some hidden agenda/vendetta against me? Oh, sh*t yeah I forgot, they actually do."

Meanwhile, the former Newcastle United player has recently claimed that he would be content to stay at the French outfit on a permanent basis.

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