QPR midfielder Joey Barton has become embroiled in fresh controversy at Olympique Marseille.

The Daily Mail says Barton has been involved in yet another heated spat during a friendly with his new club Marseille.

The midfielder joined the French side in August after copping a 12-match ban while playing for Queens Park Rangers last season.

But Barton has seemingly failed to change his ways since moving to the Ligue 1 side after he squared up to Istre's Guy-Roland Niangbo.

The dispute was the result of a wild lunge by Barton as he looks to build match fitness before he can make his league debut for the club.

But the incident comes just days after the 30-year-old clashed with AEL Limassol's goalkeeper Matias Degra in the Champions League.