QPR have fined Joey Barton six weeks' wages and stripped him of the captain's armband following an internal investigation into the midfielder's conduct in their defeat at Manchester City on the final day of the season.

The 29-year-old was hit with a £75,000 fine and a 12-match ban by the FA over the clash at the Etihad, but the club vowed to hold their own review of his incident in the aftermath of his red card for kicking out at Carlos Tevez.

Barton has escaped the axe but Rangers have imposed further sanctions, including leaving him out of next month's pre-season tour to Asia.

The R's have also reached an agreement with Barton that, if he seriously breaches the club's disciplinary procedures again, they reserve the right to terminate his contract.

The former Manchester City and Newcastle midfielder, said on Twitter: "I was reckless and deserved every punishment I received.

"Money comes and goes, it's not important to me. Losing the captaincy and missing 12 games is what really hurts. I was stupid and that what happens when you do dumb things.

"I am confident I'll bounce back."

QPR chief executive Phil Beard said: "It was important that we took our time to make sure we came to the correct decision, which I believe we have achieved.

"Joey's behaviour, which led to his red card at Manchester City, and his subsequent actions were completely unacceptable and we have made our feelings on this matter known to him.

"I am really pleased with the way in which the club and Joey have worked towards reaching a sensible conclusion and we fully believe he will respond to these sanctions in the correct manner."

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