Joey Barton finally gets Championship winners’ medal after embarrassing mix-up

first_img1 Joey Barton looks glum after initally missing out on Championship winners’ medal Joey Barton and James Tarkowski finally received their Championship winners’ medals on Tuesday having been left empty-handed during Burnley’s promotion parade.The Clarets had celebrated returning to the Premier League in front of thousands of fans on Monday at a ceremony where they were also awarded their champions’ trophy.They had been made to wait two days for that honour, following a controversial order from the Football League not to hand the silverware out at an opposing ground, and Barton and Tarkowski then missed out on the chance to collect a medal like the rest of their team-mates because of an administrative mix-up.The east Lancashire club had only requested 25 medals and they had already been distributed by the time defender Tarkowski and one-time England cap Barton came out with their colleagues for the trophy presentation.However, the error has now been rectified after Burnley uploaded a picture on to their Twitter account of the pair clutching medals alongside the caption: “Thanks to @SkyBet and @football_league for these. #Champions.”Both Barton and Tarkowski also posted images onto social media having played down the incident on Monday night.Defender Tarkowski, who only made four appearances for the Clarets following his mid-season switch from Brentford, had joked he would “use it as a coaster for my hot chocolates now” before saying “It’s not even big enough to fit brew on, I’m sending it back!!”The Football League’s decision not to hand Burnley the trophy on the pitch at The Valley following their 3-0 title-clinching win over Charlton was criticised by players, including Barton, and a delegate from the governing body was jeered by Clarets supporters at the ceremony on Monday.Barton, 33, then refused to lift the cup when it was passed around Dyche’s squad, instead preferring to celebrate with an inflatable version, as the team had done at the weekend.last_img read more

DOUBLE KILLER GALLAGHER ESCAPES PROSECUTION FOR ESCAPE

first_imgDOUBLE killer John Gallagher has escaped a prison sentence after a charge of escaping justice was thrown out of a court.The 46-year-old shot ex-girlfriend Ann Gillespie (18) and her mum Annie in Sligo in 1988 and found guilty but insane at his trial a year later.He went AWOL from the Central Medical Hospital in 2000 He handed himself to the hospital again in May and was released in June and moved back to Strabane.Dublin District Court Judge Catherine Murphy ruled the serving of a summons at his mother’s address in Lifford rendered it defective and struck out the case.The DPP wanted to charge him with escaping lawful custody in 2000.DOUBLE KILLER GALLAGHER ESCAPES PROSECUTION FOR ESCAPE was last modified: October 31st, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more