Morison - Barton red was right
Steve Morison has hit back at Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton over his 'cheat' jibes towards Norwich team-mate Bradley Johnson.
Last Updated: 03/01/12 3:43pm
Steve Morison has hit back at Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton over his 'cheat' jibes towards his Norwich team-mate Bradley Johnson.
Barton saw red following his bust-up with Johnson in the first half of Norwich's 2-1 win against the West London side.
Barton and his manager Neil Warnock both branded the 24-year-old a 'cheat' after the match and said he 'conned' referee Neil Swarbrick and his assistant.
But Morison, who scored the winner in the game, waded into the war of words by claiming that controversial midfielder Barton can have no complaints about his dismissal.
"It was quite a quiet game leading up to their goal, then obviously before half-time there was the incident in the middle of the pitch," said Morison in the Eastern Daily Press.
"It happens in football all the time. It was a scenario of things, wasn't it?
"A little bit of handbags a couple of seconds before and I think the fact Joey has gone towards Bradley initially, shoulder barged him and then gone to put his head there, it makes out like he's the aggressor.
"If the officials have seen that, which they clearly said they did, then it's a sending off."