The early kick-off in today's round of FA Cup fixtures featured Burnley at home to non-league Lincoln.
Burnley's starting team included Joey Barton. Naturally enough, he found a way to get himself in the Sunday papers. He's been known throughout his career for having a slight temper. So when Lincoln made him frustrated, the red mist slightly came down.
Of course, he went after the 6' 3", 16 stone Matt Rhead. Rhead had been causing the Burnley back four trouble all day from set pieces. He was doing it again with 20 minutes to go at a throw-in. Barton took umbrage to Rhead's leaning, so decided to take action himself.
Unfortunately, when you're about half the size of your opponent, you can't do much. Barton probably knew that, so tried to get Rhead sent off in the most pathetic way possible.
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Tread on his toes. Miss. Tread on his toes again, then walk into his outstretched arm and feign injury to try and get him sent off.
He was booked moments later after another altercation.
The Clarets were humiliated by The Imps as Sean Raggert's late header sent Lincoln through to the quarter-finals. It was their only shot on target all game.
Considering how good Sean Dyche's side have been at Turf Moor in the league, it's almost certainly the upset of the tournament. Liverpool and Chelsea can't win there, but Lincoln City can.