By Alex Varney
Andy Gray believes Joey Bartons’s QPR career is finished after the midfielder stooped to a new low on Sunday.
With his side fighting for Premier League survival, Barton was sent off for elbowing Carlos Tevez before kneeing Sergio Aguero and then attempting to headbutt Vincent Kompany as he made his way from the pitch.
Barton has admitted his actions after being red-carded were an attempt to get a City player sent off and Gray claims QPR boss will not stand for the 29-year-old’s latest display of petulance.
Joey Barton is a lucky boy that QPR didn’t go down otherwise he would be suffering the wrath of the QPR fans today,” said Gray.
“If someone in your team who you support, who you spend your money week in, week out to go and see, did that in a game such as that, when your Premier League future could be dependent on it, what can you say about it?
“Mark Hughes should get rid of him and he will get rid. You cannot have that. When one of the lads said get one of their players sent off and even it up, he actually went out and cynically tried to do that. He goes and clubs Aguero, who has got his back to him. Real brave Joey.
“Remember this is the Joey Barton who collapsed in a heap at Newcastle when he was playing against Arsenal when nobody touched him. He then tried to put his head in on Vincent Kompany. I know who my money would be on in that one and it wouldn’t be Joey.
“Everyone deserves a second, third, sometimes fourth chance but you have got to take into account the context of what game he was playing in, what it meant to the supporters, and what Tony Fernandes had done in taking him there.”