QPR skipper Barton: Tevez threw first punch

QPR skipper Joey Barton says he was provoked into his red card on Sunday ay Manchester City.

Barton was sent off for elbowing Carlos Tevez.

Barton tweeted: "Still don't think it is a sending off. The head was never gone at any stage. Once I'd been sent off, one of our players suggested I should try to take 1 of theirs with me. Never worked but god loves a trier.

"Think a few people are forgetting Tevez started the fracas by throwing a punch to the head."

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