Fleetwood boss Joey Barton charged by FA for improper language

Fleetwood Town boss Joey Barton has been charged by the FA for allegedly using foul language on a match official. Barton was set off in the 94th minute of his side’s League victory against Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday.

It is the second time has been charged with improper language this season as this charge was preceded by a one-game touchline ban in December. The manager has until February 17 to respond to the charge.

Meanwhile, Barton told BBC Radio Lancashire after the match: “I spoke to the referee about why I was sent off. He told me why. It’s incorrect and we’ll wait for the match report and speak to the FA.

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“Usually if I’ve been in the wrong I hold my hands up. On this occasion, I think the fourth official’s made a mistake. He thinks he’s heard something directed towards the referee which I’m telling him didn’t happen.

“It is what it is, the main thing is that we won the game.”

Joey Barton who played for the likes of Manchester City, Newcastle, QPR, and Burnley, all in the Premier League has been in charge of Fleetwood Town since the summer of 2018.

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