Newcastle suspend Joey Barton indefinitely

Newcastle United have suspended midfielder Joey Barton indefinitely following his sending off at Anfield on Sunday and the alleged bust up with interim manager Alan Shearer.

The former Manchester City midfielder was sent off for a dangerous tackle on Liverpool's Xabi Alonso in his first game back for the Magpies following a long injury layoff. Shearer is alleged to have refused to accept Barton's apology after the game with the troubled midfielder being told to keep away from the club.

Newcastle released an official statement following the fallout: "Newcastle United can confirm that Joey Barton has been suspended from the club until further notice. The club will be making no further comment on the matter at this time."

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