MARK Hughes will wait to see what the Attorney General does next before taking action against Joey Barton over comments the QPR captain made on Twitter.
The Rs boss reckons the point where he bans players using the social networking site has yet to arrive, but there was a large intake of breath at the club on Saturday when Barton used Twitter to post views on the Anton Ferdinand-John Terry case.
The Chelsea skipper is accused of racially abusing Ferdinand in the derby game back in October. An initial hearing last week produced a trial date for Terry, who denies the charge, straight after the European Championships in July.
An unrepentant Barton (pic) also tweeted he would ‘go to jail for a month’ rather than give up ‘free speech’ he insists his nimble fingers and a mobile should allow.
But the office for Attorney General Dominic Grieve has been alerted to the tweets that might produce sub judice problems for the trial and for Barton.
Hughes said: “I’ll wait and see and if that’s the situation (that Grieve acts) – then it’s a different conversation we need to have.
“Sometimes issues in some minds become more focused when things aren’t going well – and they (tweets) become an irritation, but we’re not at that point yet.”