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Hughes to decide Barton punishment

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Hughes to decide Barton punishment (©GettyImages)
Hughes to decide Barton punishment (©GettyImages).

Mark Hughes will decide what club punishment to hand down to captain Joey Barton for his conduct during Sunday's 3-2 defeat to Manchester City, QPR owner Tony Fernandes has said.

A tense final day of the season saw QPR avoid relegation despite their loss, but the positive outcome for the Londoners was overshadowed by Barton's red card. The controversial midfielder was sent off for elbowing Carlos Tevez and then kicked Sergio Aguero and tried to headbutt Vincent Kompany before leaving the pitch.

The Rangers captain could now land up to a nine-match ban, but Fernandes insists he will not get involved in determining any internal punishment QPR hand down to the 29-year-old. "I will leave that to the manager and the chief executive (Phil Beard)," Fernandes told Sky Sports News.

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Joey Barton
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