QPR boss Hughes to have final say on Barton punishment

QPR owner Tony Fernandes says boss Mark Hughes will decide what punishment the club hands down to Joey Barton for his red card in the 3-2 defeat to Manchester City.

QPR owner Tony Fernandes says boss Mark Hughes will decide what punishment the club hands down to Joey Barton for his red card in the 3-2 defeat to Manchester City.

The controversial midfielder was sent off for elbowing Carlos Tevez and then kicked Sergio Aguero and tried to headbutt Vincent Kompany before being escorted off the pitch by his team-mates.

Fernandes insists he will leave any club sanctions against the 29 year old to Hughes.

"I will leave that to the manager and the chief executive (Phil Beard)," Fernandes told Sky Sports News.

"Now we just want to focus on the positives. It's a little bit early to talk about that.

"I will not step in. My goal at the club is to bring in the right infrastructure and the right people, I leave the manager to manage the players.

"Of course the board will be involved, but we will let him come to us and say: 'This is what I would like to do'."

 

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