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Barton says foes no longer fear Beckham

February 20, 2013
By Associated Press
MARSEILLE, France -- Marseille midfielder Joey Barton took a gentle swipe at David Beckham on Tuesday, saying that Paris Saint-Germain's new star signing was no longer a feared opponent and would not be a major threat when the two French title rivals meet on Sunday.

The former England captain is set to make his debut for PSG after joining as a free agent in late January for five months.

"As big a star as Beckham is off the pitch ... realistically he doesn't put ...

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