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Joey Barton explains why he jabbed a cigar at Jamie Tandy’s eye as ‘payback’… and opens up on notorious crimson card when ‘Man Metropolis’s a***holes dropped out’ as they chased title on day of legendary Sergio Aguero objective

Joey Barton explains why he jabbed a cigar at Jamie Tandy’s eye as ‘payback’… and opens up on notorious crimson card when ‘Man Metropolis’s a***holes dropped out’ as they chased title on day of legendary Sergio Aguero objective
Joey Barton explains why he jabbed a cigar at Jamie Tandy’s eye as ‘payback’… and opens up on notorious crimson card when ‘Man Metropolis’s a***holes dropped out’ as they chased title on day of legendary Sergio Aguero objective


Joey Barton has shared dramatic particulars of two of probably the most controversial incidents of his profession – together with jabbing a cigar at Jason Tandy’s eye at a Manchester Metropolis Christmas social.

He explains how Tandy provoked him within the run-up to the incident by setting hearth to his tee-shirt – and the next battle with his-teammate within the bathrooms. 

Barton additionally gave perception into the dramatic conflict between QPR and Manchester Metropolis on the final day of the 2011/12 season, when his facet battled relegation in opposition to a title-chasing Roberto Mancini outfit. 

Concerning the Tandy scandal, Barton remembers a elaborate gown celebration attended by Metropolis gamers in 2004 when senior squad members began setting everybody’s costumes alight. 

‘We had been on the booze all day Sunday morning, and I feel Paul Bosvelt or [Robbie] Fowler began it. They had been all in fancy gown on this bar and began setting one another’s costumes alight,’ he instructed the Something Goes With James English podcast. 

Joey Barton has recalled a few of the most chaotic moments of his profession in an interview

He recalled sticking a cigar in Jamie Tandy's eye in 2004 - but says his Man City team-mate had set his tee-shirt on fire to provoke him

He recalled sticking a cigar in Jamie Tandy’s eye in 2004 – however says his Man Metropolis team-mate had set his tee-shirt on hearth to impress him 

‘So it was the seniors who began it, simply burning the sting of it. In 5 or ten minutes it went spherical the entire gorup after which it stopped. 

‘I might burned Tandy’s costume. Somebody had bought me, after which I might burned Tandy again – no malice in it. He did not have the chance to get me again, every little thing will get calmed down, lighters are confiscated off all people by the safety.’

Barton explains that a number of hours handed because the squad loved karaoke earlier than going again to the resort to get modified for a group meal within the night – which is the place Tandy bought his personal again. 

He added: ‘Everyone seems to be simply mingling spherical on this bar. And I simply bear in mind pondering: “what the f*** is that?” And I’ve appeared like that, and there is only a mild right here [on his right side], and my tee-shirt is on hearth. 

‘So I’ve needed to rag it off and stump it out. As I’ve appeared like that, Jamie Tandy is standing right here [to the right]. Now I do know I’ve set hearth to his fancy gown costume 4 hours earlier, so he is clearly bought me again. 

‘However I am in my regular clobber, so I am burnt now, I’ve bought my prime off, it is burnt my entire prime so I wanted to go dwelling and get chanced. 

‘And there is an ashtray, so I’ve gone for the ashtray. I could not get the ashtray off the desk, so I’ve managed to take Mills’ cigar off it, in order I’ve turned, Tandy is standing proper subsequent to me, however he is wanting the opposite manner as if, “by the way in which, I have not completed that.”

‘So for some weird cause unknown to me today, I believed it could be a implausible thought as a payback to him to stump the cigar out on the again of his head. That was the logic, is senseless now, however on the time, a burn for a burn, he is getting this on the again of his head.

‘As I’ve gone like that to stay it on the again of his head, he is naturally felt me coming and turned in direction of me, and it is managed to graze his eyelid. He is gone down.’

Later, Barton went into the bathrooms with Sylvain Distin to test if Tandy was okay, however a brawl ensued. 

‘As I’ve gone like that to stay it on the again of his head, he is naturally felt me coming and turned in direction of me, and it is managed to graze his eyelid,’ Barton defined 

Barton started his career at Manchester City and said that he got into a fight with Tandy and his brother after scorching his team-mate's eyelid

Barton began his profession at Manchester Metropolis and mentioned that he bought right into a battle with Tandy and his brother after scorching his team-mate’s eyelid 

Tandy’s brother emerged – ‘f***** steaming out the bathroom door’ – and approached Barton. ‘I disarm him comparatively shortly, so he is quick akip, after him, Tandy comes flying out, so not solely have I stubbed a cigar out on him, he sees their child [older brother] quick akip on the ground, loses his head and flies at me, so he will get a pair [of hits].’

Distin and their team-mates needed to intervene and had Tandy and his brother chucked out – although there was a later brawl within the bar between others gamers. 

Barton was fined six week’s wages for the incident and Tandy’s eyelid was scorched. 

Police didn’t examine the incident however Tandy needed to be handled for his burns in hospital, whereas Barton apologised for his behaviour. 

Later within the podcast, Barton recounts his reminiscences of when Manchester Metropolis beat QPR, who he performed for, on the final day of the 2011/12 season. 

QPR had been preventing to remain up whereas Metropolis  had been gunning for the title, which they ultimately received because of stoippage-time targets from Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero 

Barton was despatched off after 55 minutes and defined on the podcast the way it occurred.  

He claims that Carlos Tevez hit him twice, inflicting the notorious lash-out by which he elbowed the Argentine, kicked Sergio Aguero, and aimed a headbutt at Vincent Kompany earlier than being despatched off.

‘They thought they’d the title, they had been in celebration mode, they’d the bunting and every little thing, in order that was like a crimson rag to me,’ Barton mentioned. 

Barton blames Carlos Tevez for setting him alight in QPR's famous match against Man City, saying the striker punched him in the head twice

Barton blames Carlos Tevez for setting him alight in QPR’s well-known match in opposition to Man Metropolis, saying the striker punched him within the head twice

‘We would scored early within the second half, and about 4 of their senior gamers, their a**holes had dropped out, you’d seen them go the color of boiled sh***. You possibly can simply scent it typically as a competitor that these are completed, these are toasted.’

Barton claims that Tevez punched him twice – as soon as on the again of the top and as soon as on the facet of the top – however that no one noticed it, together with the officers. 

He mentioned: ‘I’ve gone, I am fuming, I feel: “you cheeky c**t.”

‘I ought to’ve gone down. I’ve bought up and tried to be British and macho and degree it up, and as quickly as I’ve hit him, he is bit the mud and he is screaming.’

Uproar ensued, with Metropolis gamers confronting Barton and protesting to the referee, Mike Dean.  

Barton added: ‘He goes over to the linesman, the linesman says he has seen it, and I at all times thought to today that the linesman had seen it, however now I do know the linesman is a liar as a result of some folks despatched me a few stills from the sport six months in the past, and when the nonetheless occurs and I contact Tevez, there’s six folks between me and the linesman. 

‘They’ve confirmed me the vast lens. There’s six folks between the linesman – there isn’t any manner he may have bodily seen what occurred until he can see by our bodies. 

‘So he is simply taken a punt hasn’t he and he was f***ing proper, to be honest, as a result of he is gone: “Barton, he’ll have positively completed it.”‘

At this level, the prospects did not look notably constructive for Barton, who would quickly be despatched off after violent conduct. 

With the sport posied at 1-1, and QPR needing to higher Bolton’s end result to keep away from the drop, determined instances known as for esperate measures.

He claimed that Bobby Zamora encouraged him to unleash more mayhem as he was going to be sent off for elbowing Tevez anyway

He claimed that Bobby Zamora inspired him to unleash extra mayhem as he was going to be despatched off for elbowing Tevez anyway 

Barton claims that QPR ahead Bobby Zamora approached him and inspired him to trigger much more mayhem in a bid to tug down the Metropolis gamers with him. 

He mentioned: ‘Zamora runs over to me and he goes: “Joe, Joe, Joe, you are getting despatched off, you are getting despatched off – f***ing take one among theirs with you!

‘So I believed, that is a f***ing good concept that, as a result of I’ve made a c*** of it, we’re down to 10, if I get one among theirs to go, it is ten-ten. So I’ve f***** up, however I’ve type of levelled the taking part in subject right here. 

‘So I simply bear in mind pondering on the time – keep in mind we’re within the warmth of battle, 55 minutes within the sport, f****** adrenaline is flowing, there’s hundreds at stake, us to remain up, them to win the league, there is a ding-dong, I’ve had my collar felt, I feel I am getting despatched off right here. 

‘And at the moment, Bobby’s phrases of recommendation had been actually profound. Now I actually it was a f****** mad name from him.

‘So I feel, “yeah, he is proper there,” subsequent minute, Aguero’s grassing once more to the ref, so I’ve walked over to the ref, Aguero, ought to be a crimson, kicking… 

Sergio Aguero scored a historic title-winning goal for Man City and QPR managed to stay up

Sergio Aguero scored a historic title-winning objective for Man Metropolis and QPR managed to remain up 

‘I simply thought, “f*** off you,” so I’ve kneed him, thought I might give him a useless leg as a result of he is grassing. 

‘So he bites the mud, another person runs in, Lescott or one thing, so I feel, “f*** off you, you f****** t*t,” I have not tried to headbutt him or no matter, however as soon as I’ve kneed Aguero, I am simply attempting to get any one among theirs to throw a punch at me or become involved as a result of I do know I am already on my manner off, I’ve both been despatched off or I am on my manner off so if any of theirs throw a dig at me, it is ten males every, it would even be ten-nine to us. So the perfect factor I may do in that second is to get one among theirs to take the bait. 

‘Because it was, none of them actually did, and I find yourself with the f****** 12-game suspension!’

Barton’s suspension was one of many longest in Premier League historical past. He was fined £75,000 by the FA and 6 weeks’ wages by QPR, who did keep up ultimately even after Metropolis’s two stoppage-time targets to clinch the title. 

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