Joey Barton in the clear over comments

QPR midfielder Joey Barton will not face any action over his comments on Twitter regarding the FA’s decision to strip John Terry of the England captaincy.

The controversial player made a number of remarks on the social networking site in the aftermath of Terry finding out his fate, which many believed to be inappropriate given that the Chelsea defender has a July court date.

Despite this, Barton will not be charged with interfering with a live criminal case.

“Between February 3-5, Twitter exchanges on Joey Barton’s page which related to the forthcoming trial of John Terry were brought to the attention of the Attorney General’s office,” an official statement by the legal office, published on Sky Sports, reads.

“They have been considered in relation to any possible contempt of court they could create. In this instance the Attorney has decided no action is necessary.

“Although in this instance no action will be taken, we would like to remind those who publish material that proceedings for the John Terry trial are active.

“Any discussion of a live court case has the potential to interfere with its proper course,” the statement concluded.

By Gareth McKnight