Joey Barton Hit on the Head by a Coke Bottle at Burnley

Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorOctober 26, 2013

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Burnley fans shout abuse towards Joey Barton of QPR as he is hit with a soft drink bottle during the Sky Bet Championship match between Burnley and Queens Park Rangers at Turf Moor on October 26, 2013 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Paul Thomas/Getty Images)

Joey Barton is rarely out of the headlines and therefore is something of an easy target for away fans.

The Queens Park Rangers midfielder was playing in the top-of-the-table Football League Championship clash at Burnley when he was struck on the head by a coke bottle thrown from the crowd.

Whether you are a fan of Barton or not, the looks of delight on the faces of many of the fans at Turf Moor are pretty unsavoury.

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