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France panel summons Joey Barton

April 3, 2013
By Associated Press
MARSEILLE, France -- Joey Barton was summoned by the French Football Federation's ethical committee on Thursday after calling Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva an "overweight ladyboy."

Barton made the comment on his Twitter feed Tuesday and commented about Silva again the following day. The Marseille midfielder faces a hearing on April 15.

Marseille released a statement on Thursday apologizing for "the inappropriate comments" and said it "asked Joey Barton to put an ...

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