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Barton ban upheld at OM

September 6, 2012
By ESPN staff
Joey Barton will serve the remaining nine games of his 12-match ban in France after joining Marseille on a one-year loan from Queens Park Rangers, the French league (LFP) have confirmed.

Barton, 30, arrived at the Stade Velodrome last week, but will now have to wait until mid-November to make his Ligue 1 debut, as the English FA's lengthy domestic suspension after getting sent off for QPR was upheld by their French counterparts.

The midfielder was dismissed on the final day ...

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