QPR’s Joey Barton has been charged with two acts of violent conduct following his sending-off during his team’s end-of-season game against Manchester City.
The controversial midfielder saw red for elbowing Carlos Tevez - and TV cameras showed him kicking Sergio Aguero in the aftermath.
Coaching staff then had to intervene and manhandle him off the pitch to prevent further confrontations with Manchester City players.
Today the FA announced that, having reviewed the incident, Barton would be formally charged with two acts of violent conduct.
Both former internationals criticised Barton’s conduct, with the QPR player angrily hitting back on the micro blogging site.
Responding to Shearer, he wrote: ‘I'd take it off Hansen and @GaryLineker but not from that bell.’
But then he took a swipe at Lineker, too, posting: ‘Now back under your stone you odious little toad...’
Later on he wrote: ‘Right enough about yesterday, I apologise to everyone offended by it. If that's not enough for some, so be it. Life is too short.’