Discussion

Barton summoned by French soccer ethical committee

Updated: April 4, 2013, 11:47 AM ET
Associated Press

MARSEILLE, France -- Joey Barton was summoned by the French Football Federation's ethical committee on Thursday after calling Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva an "overweight ladyboy."

Barton made the comment on his Twitter feed Tuesday and commented about Silva again the following day. The Marseille midfielder faces a hearing on April 15.

Marseille released a statement on Thursday apologizing for "the inappropriate comments" and said it "asked Joey Barton to put an end to ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

MORE SPORTS HEADLINES

MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM