Joey Barton suffers medal snub after administrative mix-up
The Burnley midfielder missed out on a winners' medal last night after the Football League supplied just 25 medals for 27 players attending the presentation07:57 Tuesday 10 May 2016, 7:57 10 May 2016
Joey Barton was left red faced last night after an embarrassing snub at Burnley's Championship trophy presentation meant that he was without a winners medal.
The 33-year-old picked up Burnley's Player of the Year gong at the club's end of year awards last night and had been one of the leading players in the squads march to the Premier League this year. However the former QPR, Newcastle and Manchester City player was left to celebrate sans medal at the club's presentation in front of assembled media and fans.
WATCH: Joey Barton didn't receive a medal, and was left out of the trophy lift, so borrowed a trophy from the crowd! https://t.co/rUaurasP70— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) May 9, 2016
Both Barton and James Tarkowski were left without medals for the ceremony due to an administrative error meant there were only 25 medals for 27 players.
Competely distraught over that mix-up with the medals. Completely my fault. @football_league absolutely not to blame.— Darren Bentley (@IdleandWild) May 9, 2016
Also, to @Joey7Barton, I let you down badly there mate. So sorry— Darren Bentley (@IdleandWild) May 9, 2016
Barton was given a blow-up trophy from the crowd to lift but looked visibly unimpressed during the presentation.
No medal? What's going on? 😃— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) May 9, 2016
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