QPR boss may speak to Barton over tweets

Mark Hughes may be running out of patience with Joey Barton’s antics on Twitter.

The QPR manager has repeatedly insisted he has no objections to Barton’s often controversial posts on the micro-blogging website and sees no need to speak to him about the issue.

But that could change amid reports the Attorney General is looking into comments made by Barton in relation to the John Terry-Anton Ferdinand saga.

“I’ll wait to see if that’s confirmed and if it is then it’s a different conversation that needs to be had,” said Hughes.

The current Attorney General – the government’s senior law officer – is Dominic Grieve QC, and part of his remit is to ensure people facing criminal allegations receive an unprejudiced fair trial.

Chelsea captain Terry, who will stand trial in July, denies racially abusing QPR defender Ferdinand during a Premier League match at Loftus Road in October.

Related story: Hughes – Barton’s tweeting is not a concern (22 January)

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