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Brawl sparked as Barton sent off in Fleetwood defeat

Fleetwood Town boss Joey Barton was sent off in defeat to Bristol Rovers.

Cod Army boss Barton was sent to the stands as referee Brett Huxtable lost control shortly after Rovers full back James Clarke had stolen the points in the 94th minute.

Players and coaching staff from both teams then squared up by the dugouts as former Burnley captain Barton straight marched across the pitch to join striker Ched Evans who was shown a dubious 55th minute red card for a collision with Rovers skipper Tom Lockyer.

Huxtable added eleven yellow cards to the reds including one for unused Rovers sub Stefan Payne and Barton said: “That's as bad a refereeing performance as I've seen and that includes junior football. The Rovers staff even warned us about him.

“It wasn't that type of game. Unfortunately someone who was way out of his depth has ruined a good game of football."


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