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QPR skipper Barton disgusted after questionable red card

QPR captain Joey Barton was disgusted after seeing replays of his red card from today's 2-1 loss to Norwich City.

The midfielder fired the R's ahead in the 11th minute before he was sent off for an apparent headbutt on Bradley Johnson when the pair tussled but upon viewing the replay, Barton posted on his Twitter page that the decision by referee Neil Swarbrick was the wrong one.

"Well feel for the officials, they've been conned. Admitted to me at HT they never saw it. I was pulled back 1st, then kicked 2nd," he wrote.

"Linesman definitely never saw it, all he seen was Johnsons reaction. My head dosent move forward at all. Ridiculous decision seen 25 replays."

He added: "I'd be 1st to apologise if I'd reacted. Cannot apologise as I know I've not head butted anyone. Disappointed for the lads and the fans.

"Make ur own minds up when u see it. The games gone!

"Hopefully referee sees it retrospectively and sees he's been conned. Its no consolation for us right now but at least its something."

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