Joey Barton makes case for retrospective ban with attempt to get Lincoln man sent off

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Conference side Lincoln beat Burnley in what may be the biggest upset in the FA Cup this weekend. They became the first non-league side to reach the Quarter-Finals of the competitions in 103 years.

For anyone that watched the game, Lincoln winning wasn’t all that much of a shock. They fully deserved to progress at the cost of Premier League outfit Burnley.

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Burnley midfielder Joey Barton is not one for behaving himself, so it came with little surprise that his antics left a sour taste in the mouth of spectators.

Barton went down holding his head in a pathetic attempt to get Lincoln’s Bradley Wood sent off – which thankfully was ignored by the referee.

He also appeared to strike a Lincoln player in the face during a separate incident.

Unsurprisingly, Barton, a glorified loudmouth, took to social network Twitter afterwards to explain his actions. He claimed to have been hit on the head but no-one will buy into his exaggerated version of events.

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