FA Take No Action On Barton, But Potential Racial Charge


The FA has confirmed that Joey Barton will face no further action, after Joey flicked out a hand towards Abgonlahor’s nose on Monday night.



Joey Barton – he’ll have a lot of this stuff to put up with

That’s good, but apparently the altercation has not been allowed to end there, and now the FA is to wait and see if the Aston Villa club will make an official complaint, following some allegations – unfounded as far as we can tell – that Joey Barton racially abused Gabriel Agbonlahor, in Newcastle’s win on Monday night.

An FA spokesman said today:

“We are aware of the rumors circulating and have had a number of calls on the subject, but it is difficult to comment any further on something that has no further substance to it.”

“We take seriously any allegations of racist abuse and will obviously act accordingly if we receive any official complaint from Aston Villa.”

We’d be surprised if Aston Villa make anything of this. We think the altercation is making a mountain out of a mole hill, as Joey indicated yesterday. Hey, these are grown men, and we’re sure some things are said in the heat of the moment – but they are hardly the fabric of a law suit. They will get insults from other players all the time, but we all get that – they should try running a web site.

Agbonlahor’s agent Tim Webb has said that Villa are looking into the matter, but again we would not expect any action to be taken by them.

Webb told The Guardian today:

“I have not spoken to Gabby. It was a day off for him on Tuesday because he has such a hectic schedule with Villa and his mobile has been turned off.”

“I am aware that Villa are looking into the situation.”

But this is a good indication to Joey that anything he does on the field will be magnified and looked at in great detail, because there is a section of people out there, who will believe he should not still be in the game.

It looks like they will do everything they can to make his life that much more difficult during his comeback.

Unfortunately for Joey, that’s the way it is, and he’s going to have to go through this to make a successful comeback.



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88 comments so far

  • Toon Chicken

    Nov 5, 2008 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #1

    Ed – do you not think there is a big difference between everyday insults and racial abuse?

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  • selly no skill

    Nov 5, 2008 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #2

    bartons gonna get far worse tackles and provocation than he got off agbonlahor.so he better get used to it.its not too much to ask to channel your agression when you get paid as much as him.the blokes a loon and an accident waiting to happen.shame we are having to rely on his quality football really.

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  • AO

    Nov 5, 2008 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #3

    Good old joey. Dragging newcastles name through the mud yet again. He is a little racist prick who deserves a good hiding.

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Nov 5, 2008 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #4

    This is rediculous, a mountain out of a molehill indeed.

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  • one_putt

    Nov 5, 2008 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #5

    Wish people would just lay off him! Anyone mention how well he played on Monday. Give him some credit for that. It can’t be easy.

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  • AO

    Nov 5, 2008 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #6

    tom4nufc- so he takes the mick out of agbonlahors lips and you dont see that as racist. there is a lip reader in todays sun who claims joey took the piss out of him . barton is scum and will reoffend again and hopefully get banned for life.

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  • bettyswollocks

    Nov 5, 2008 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #7

    i’d be surprised if anything came of this. You would have thought if anything remotely racist had been said it would have kicked off on the pitch – a la emre at everton. From what I could see (using my expert lip-reading) from tv pictures he was calling him a “fu**ing baby” and that is why he tried to flick his lip.

    If a complaint is forthcoming from Villa then it will have to be dealt with. Til then I’ll just assume it’s more hype and sh*t stirring.

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  • bettyswollocks

    Nov 5, 2008 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #8

    AO – go and play with traffic. Or your sister.

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  • Robz

    Nov 5, 2008 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #9

    This is actually ridiculous! The fact of the matter is that Agbonlahor did a Karate toss on Joey to taunt him, and to be honest he should’ve smacked that prick down! But given the situation, everyone has to be glad Joey didnt! Cudos to him for a great game!

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  • bennit3b

    Nov 5, 2008 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #10

    AO “a lip reader in todays sun”, lol, it must be true then! tit!

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  • skin d

    Nov 5, 2008 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #11

    seen the incident it is f##king crap,barton gets off the floor and calls agbonglahor a (f##king prick) end of story.
    a see ao is on again ,stay on your own board you prick.

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  • Stevo

    Nov 5, 2008 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #12

    AO – Shut yer face you idiot. Just bitter man coz your bottom of the league. Go and get a wash you smelly spud.

    What a load rubbish this is. No action taken against Joey so they play the race card. So easy to play the race card against Joey. Easy pickings isnt it. Villa should just take their defeat with grace. Anyways they didn’t play very ‘fair’ themselves through the match if I remember right.

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  • skin d

    Nov 5, 2008 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #13

    Q=how do you circumsize AO?
    A=kick his sister in the chin.

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  • Mark

    Nov 5, 2008 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #14

    how is it racist? the lip comment..unless youre stereotyping black people AO… good one you racist dick.

    see mountain out of a mole hill I can dones it too!!

    Whats goin to be interesting is when we play arsenal again and he lines up against that cry baby gallas and that fairy nasri..

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  • AO

    Nov 5, 2008 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #15

    skin d- this is my board.
    bettyswollocks- sorry to hear about your mum.
    bennit3b- they have quotes so it has to be true otherwise they can be sued for printing words someone didnt say. so whose the tit( rhetorical question)

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  • BIGPEAOVTHEWEAB

    Nov 5, 2008 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #16

    AO
    u mug get a grip u divvy let joey play his game hes always been agressive thats wot makes him a good player

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  • Mark

    Nov 5, 2008 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #17

    the quotes are actually someones opinion… So they could be totally untrue in their observation but true in the sense that they came from a random lip reader….
    and thats what benni is saying.. not hard to gather that from what benns typed, AO

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  • bettyswollocks

    Nov 5, 2008 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #18

    yes that’s how it works isn’t it ao. Every lie the sun prints ends in them being sued. If it did they would have gone out of business years ago.

    I haven’t read the article but if they are quoting what a lip reader has said then they are covering their arses anyway aren’t they. They are not directly quoting Barton if they are going by an interpretation that someone else has made.

    so who’s the tit? (rhetorical question)

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  • tino97

    Nov 5, 2008 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #19

    I hope no action will be taken against Barton. Though I don’t know what actually happened. Abonglahor didn’t react like he had just been racially abused nor did he complain after the incident, during the match or after the match. Its just the papers trying to stir things up. Joey Barton in trouble is good for them. I think there will be more of this. The position Joey plays and the style of his play means he is always going to be in the thick of it. This all seems like a load of rubbish to me. Someone told me today that Stan Collymore was putting his penny worths in. Is this true. Who cares what he thinks!!!!!

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  • AO

    Nov 5, 2008 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #20

    Funny how the usual idiots are on here sticking up for joey. I bet the same people sticking up for him are the same uneducated racist morons that newcastle is famed for.

    He makes the club a laughing stock for standing by him yet you all back him too. Sums up some of the pond life you get on this blog.

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  • walker

    Nov 5, 2008 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #21

    the villa tit stuck his lip out . he deserves the piss took out of him. just bacause its barton its racist . fu** off A O

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  • Mark

    Nov 5, 2008 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #22

    troll unsuccessful @ coming up with decent argument against specific comments, now resorts to vague insults .. bl bl

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  • walker

    Nov 5, 2008 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #23

    stan collymore who hits women should keep out of it

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  • ronaldeano

    Nov 5, 2008 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #24

    Agbonlahor has a huge bottom lip and if Joey ripped into him about it, so what! That dosent make him racist in any way, shape or form.

    If Agbonlahor was white, Joey would still have took the piss out of his lip, it has absolutely nothing to do with the colour of his skin.

    Agbottomlalip!

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  • toony

    Nov 5, 2008 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #25

    If you read the Sun article it does not state that Barton said anything racist. They use the words “appearing to say” and “looks like he’s saying”. I could write to the Sun and say it looks like he’s saying someting like “There you go Gabby I’ve just wiped thatlittle smudge off you nose” and Agbonlahor replies “Thank you very much Joey, you’re a real toff”.

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  • KEEGAN FOR PM

    Nov 5, 2008 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #26

    Walker the same Collymore that also goes to dogging parks

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  • Kevin Nichol

    Nov 5, 2008 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #27

    HAHAHAHA…..BIGPEAOVTHEWEAB

    Indeed you may add that statement….

    mint crack….you have brightened up my morning…. 🙂

    AO…F@ck off you little twerp

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  • skin d

    Nov 5, 2008 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #28

    AO when were we famed for racist support ,F##K OFF!!!!!!!!.ed ban this moron ffs.

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  • AO

    Nov 5, 2008 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #29

    I would love it if newcastle got to a cup final( i know it wont happen) and bad boy barton got sent off during the game costing the barcodes a trophy. I wonder if all the idiots would still back him?

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  • Stevo

    Nov 5, 2008 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #30

    AO – You wish you had Joey on your team mate. That’s all that this is about.

    Cisse – He beat his wife up when she was pregnant he also kicked the sh**t out of some 15 year old on a night out. For both he was arrested and charged

    El Hadji Diouf – beat his wife. He also spits in peoples faces.

    Why does nothing get said about these idiots?!

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  • Sav

    Nov 5, 2008 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #31

    ‘they should try running a website’…good ‘un, Ed. Keep smiling.

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  • ronaldeano

    Nov 5, 2008 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #32

    AO, you are contaminating our board.

    Sod off man

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  • skin d

    Nov 5, 2008 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #33

    Arse hOle go back to tottenhams board.

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  • walker

    Nov 5, 2008 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #34

    yes we would coz we are idiots ….. go away you mong A rse O le

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  • skin d

    Nov 5, 2008 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #35

    AO is a mackem well not suprised i thought he was an ashbin lid.

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  • AO

    Nov 5, 2008 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #36

    skin d- well you know that little bubble in newcastle that you live in where everybodys life revolves around football and you all think you are the best supporters in the land and newcastle is a massive club.

    Well i hate to break it to you but the rest of the country sees newcastle a little different. We laugh at your half empty stadium and the your terrible team. We dont think you are a big club and think you are more on a level with portsmouth.And joey barton is the highlight of the greatest comedy in football.

    Ask michal owen who is leaving in january to join a club who can offer him the chance of silverware even though he has to take a pay cut. Not the actions of a player at a so called big club.

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  • Neil

    Nov 5, 2008 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #37

    AO – I don’t think people are “sticking up” for Barton they’re merely pointing out the facts of the matter. Fact is Barton didn’t do anything racist – You seem like one of these people who has sent political correctness through the roof. I bet you complained about Brand/Ross & Clarkson on the BBC aswell!!!! Get a life man.

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  • AO

    Nov 5, 2008 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #38

    skin d- actually i am a manchester united fan.

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  • ronaldeano

    Nov 5, 2008 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #39

    Thats ‘Michael’ Owen AO, you thick mackem shithouse

    Half empty stadium? Hahahahahaha

    You are a joke son

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  • ronaldeano

    Nov 5, 2008 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #40

    AO, piss off onto a dirty Manc blog then

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