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Barton to face FFF ethics committee

April 4, 2013
By ESPN staff
Marseille midfielder Joey Barton has been summoned to appear before the French Football Federation's ethics committee after he described Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva as an "overweight ladyboy" on Twitter.

Barton, on loan at Marseille from Queens Park Rangers, made the comments after becoming involved in a spat with the Brazil captain. The midfielder had criticised some of Silva's PSG team-mates.

Barton, a former Newcastle player, and his club issued an apology to ...

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