14/05/2012 04:51 BST | Updated 23/05/2012 07:41 BST

Joey Barton Criticises Alan Shearer After QPR Midfielder Is Sent Off At Manchester City (VIDEO)

Joey Barton reignited his feud with former manager Alan Shearer on Sunday night, when the QPR midfielder accused the Match of the Day pundit of hypocrisy.

Barton was sent off for elbowing Carlos Tevez during the Rs' 3-2 Premier League loss at Manchester City, before he kicked Sergio Aguero and had to be manhandled off the pitch.


Shearer, along with host Gary Lineker and fellow pundit Alan Hansen, criticised the QPR captain for his conduct, prompting Barton to take to Twitter again to lambast the Newcastle legend.

The 29-year-old recalled an incident from the 1997/98 Premiership season when Shearer kicked Neil Lennon in the head during Newcastle's away match at Leicester City.

Former Football Association chief Graham Kelly, who brought the charges against the striker, later claimed in his autobiography Shearer had threatened to withdraw himself from England's 1998 World Cup squad if the charges were upheld.

In May 2009, with Newcastle battling against relegation, the club announced the indefinite suspension of Barton after a dressing room confrontation with interim club manager Shearer and assistant Iain Dowie.

Shearer said he made a mistake putting Barton back into the team, and that a tackle on Xabi Alonso - which saw him dismissed - was "a coward's tackle". Barton replied he was "the best player at the club".

Shearer apparently disagreed and labelled him "s**t", to which the Liverpudlian replied "you're a s**t manager with s**t tactics". When Dowie intervened, Barton called him "a p***k".

On the opening day of the 2011/12 season, Barton said of Shearer: “Bad shirt, shoes and views from shearer again. Sort it out slaphead” after the pundit criticised the then-Newcastle midfielder for his conduct over the sending off of Arsenal attacker Gervinho.