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Joey Barton gets 2-match ban

May 6, 2013
By Associated Press
PARIS -- Marseille midfielder Joey Barton can play for the rest of the season after the French Football Federation gave him a two-game suspended ban for insulting Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva on Twitter.

The 30-year-old Englishman was summoned to appear at the FFF's ethics committee for a second time on Monday after calling Silva an "overweight ladyboy" in a series of attacks on the social network site last month, before his club ordered him to stop and apologized to ...

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