After studying tapes of the Norwich game, the QPR manager Neil Warnock has identified a guy wearing a grey suit with a blue shirt and wearing a hat in the Norwich section of the crowd. At one point, the mystery man is clearly seen to shout something at the assistant referee, who shortly afterwards indicated to the referee that Joey Barton should be sent off.
"Who is this guy? What was he doing? I knew there was something dodgy!" fumed Warnock. "After watching it on tape, you see him around the same corner as Paul Lambert's team, cheering with them and celebrating. The truth is finally coming out slowly but surely ... if I lost fair and square then fair enough I've lost and I move on, but does it really take several minutes after the incident to know what you've seen?"
Citing the example of the Amir Khan case, the oft victimised QPR manager is demanding that the FA order a rematch. "That defeat could cost me my job" raged Warnock. "And it's not fair, it's just not fair!"