QPR midfielder Joey Barton has launched a new attack on the FA over his 12-match ban.
The midfielder took to Twitter to complain that Olympique Marseille’s first match after he joined on loan from QPR, a 3-1 win against Rennes on September 2, will not count towards his 12-match ban.
Barton joined the French side on August 31 but said the FA ‘couldn’t be bothered’ to register the move until September 3 or 4, meaning the fixture against Rennes did not count towards his suspension for violent conduct in QPR’s defeat by Manchester City last season.
Barton wrote on Twitter: "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 v Rennes couldn't count as one of my games suspended.
"Its so ludicrous a decision, its .like they have some hidden agenda/vendetta against me? Oh, s*** yeah I forgot, they actually do.
"Life's to good to ponder such things for to long. I know who you are. You know who you are. Would I swap with you? Nope. #sadlittlemen".