So Joey Barton has been sent down for 6 months for a violant attack after getting pi55ed up on a night out. Is he a poor misunderstood millionaire footballer or just another scumbag? I see that his footballing bretheren are giving him moral support but what should happen to him? Jailed Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton is likely to receive the support of manager Kevin Keegan, according to former Magpies legend Robert Lee. Barton was sent to prison on Tuesday for assault and affray and has been sentenced to six months in jail. The 25-year-old England international faces an uncertain future with the club considering the verdict. "I think some clubs would sack Joey, but I think Kevin Keegan will back him," Lee told BBC Sport. Barton arrived at Newcastle in June 2007 having been signed by previous manager Sam Allardyce for Â£5.8m from Manchester City. I hope that this can prove a catalyst in both Joey Barton's life and football career The Liverpudlian has had a chequered career and the incident on 27 December that led to him being jailed was not the first time he has hit the headlines for the wrong reasons. In December 2004 he stubbed a cigar into eye of former team-mate Jamie Tandy at Manchester City's Christmas party and was fined six weeks' wages. Less than a year later in July 2005 he had an altercation with a teenage fan during Manchester City's tour of Asia and was fined eight weeks' wages. In September 2006 he dropped his shorts in the direction of Everton fans during a Manchester City game and was questioned by police, who eventually took no action. And his latest incident which saw him punch one man 20 times before attacking a teenage boy leaving him with broken teeth, resulted in Barton being jailed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/n/newcastle_united/7411240.stm Personally I think that the FA should ban the scumbag from playing for 5 years.