Paris: Olympique Marseille midfielder Joey Barton was handed a two-game suspended ban for calling Paris St Germain's Brazilian defender Thiago Silva an "overweight ladyboy" on Twitter, the Ligue 1 club said on Monday.
"The National Ethics Committee has handed a two-match suspended ban to Joey Barton for 'inappropriate comments' after his tweets about a Paris St Germain player," OM said on their website.
Barton, who has more than two million followers on Twitter, used the microblogging site to insult Thiago Silva last month. He also made disparaging comments about some of the PSG player's international team-mates.
PSG had threatened action against Barton whose comments also drew condemnation from gay activists. Thiago Silva did not respond to the tweets....more
11:36 AM, May 07, 2013