Glasgow club Rangers suspends Joey Barton for 3 weeks

GLAGSOW, Scotland (AP) " Glasgow club Rangers has suspended Joey Barton for three weeks over a training-ground row following the team's Old Firm derby loss to Celtic.

The 34-year-old Barton was involved in a heated argument involving teammate Andy Halliday in the wake of the 5-1 loss to Celtic.

Rangers says "time and space is required for both the club and the player to assess all that has happened."

Barton has a reputation as a hot-headed footballer.

The former Manchester City player served 77 days in jail in 2008 after a street fight in Liverpool.

In 2012, while playing for Queens Park Rangers, Barton was suspended for 12 matches for violent conduct during a Premier League game. It led to Barton being sent out on loan to French club Marseille.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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