Joey Barton helps break up heated row involving Richard Dunne, Clint Hill and QPR fans
When Joey Barton is the voice of reason, you know that something has gone horribly, horribly wrong
Richard Dunne and club team-mate Clint Hill had to be taken away from an aggressive confrontation with travelling QPR supporters after their 2-1 loss to Burnley. The defeat meant the club had lost all 10 of their away fixtures this season, which set a new Premier League record and some fans at the away end of Loftus Road let Dunne know exactly how they felt about their club's form.
Dunne reacted to the jeers and became involved in a back-and-forth slagging match with the supporters. Goalkeeping coach Kevin Hitchcock escorted Dunne away from the crowd while Hill had to be dragged away from the argument by Joey Barton and coach Glenn Hoddle.
Manager Harry Redknapp played down the incident after the match.
Someone said something to Richard Dunne that was all.
Kevin Hitchcock went over and took Dunney away - Dunney's a great lad... I don't know... someone just got the hump.
He didn't go over there to have a row with anyone. He went over and started applauding, and someone... I don't know what happened.
Hill refused to comment about the clash with the fans but admitted that QPR's away form was becoming a big problem.
I just think it’s that little bit of quality we are lacking and maybe a little bit of luck as well. But obviously the statistics say it is 10 defeats. That’s not great and you can’t rely on your home form.
We want to rectify that as quick as we can. It’s not nice coming away from home and getting beat. It’s probably one of the hardest leagues in the world to get something away from home but maybe just a point here and there will take the pressure off us at home as well. Sooner rather than later would be great but at the moment we are licking our wounds again.
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