Joey Barton has been stripped of the QPR captaincy and fined six weeks wages following an internal club investigation into his sending off against Manchester City on the final day of the Barclays Premier League season.
Barton, 29, was hit with a 12-match ban and fined £75,000 by a Football Association-appointed independent regulatory commission last month, after being dismissed for elbowing Carlos Tevez, then kicking out at Sergio Aguero as he left the pitch in the match on May 13, before aiming a headbutt in the direction of Vincent Kompany.
Following their own review, QPR have imposed further sanctions on the controversial midfielder, and a club statement read: "QPR FC can confirm Joey Barton has been fined six weeks' wages and will no longer be club captain. If Barton seriously breaches the club's disciplinary procedures again, the club reserves the right to terminate his contract."
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