He's at it again! First game of the new season and Barton is living down to his reputation! OK, the "stamp" from Song was disgraceful and he has to be banned, but what was Barton up to when he dragged Gervinho to his feet and snarled into his face? According to Pards, Joey was "incensed" by the new Arsenal man taking a dive; well what was Barton doing when he fell to the floor writhing in agony when Gervinho put his hand in his face?
And tell me, what was Barton doing after the Song stamp? One moment he was rolling around in agony and the next he was sitting up, wagging his finger, before jogging off to make his feelings clear to the fourth official. In truth, Song stood on him rather than stamped, but Barton was intent on making a meal of it.
You can't keep a bastard out of the headlines can you?