lanky316 wrote:Tevez didn't wind him up... He hit him, exactly the thing that Barton is being hauled over the coals for, and rightly so, but one shouldn't ignore the original offence. They both should've gone and both should be receiving punishment.
Happens quite often though, players trying to wind each other up like that with a cheeky elbow or push etc. At the end of the day as its Joey Barton people arent going to feel sorry for him, the way he acted afterwards was embarassing. Then he stupidly announced on twitter a teammate said to try and get someone sent off as you're going etc. Just an idiot.