Football shorts: Champions League draw, 15-match ban for Joey Barton, Wayne Rooney quizzed by cops over spitting incident


1st, August 2008

Friday’s fattiest scraps from the table we call “football”
EMP-6124437.jpgWayne Rooney questioned by police after allegedly spitting at a paparazzo [Mirror]
Lucky Steve McLaren, eh – his FC Twente team drew Arsenal in the Champions League. Check out the full draw over at the BBC
Boris Johnson spotted shopping for Arsenal merchandise. He also signed away kits for staff [The Spoiler]
Joey Barton faces a 15-match ban for his attack on team-mate Ousmane Dabo. Quite right too [Telegraph]
France legend Lilian Thuram set to announce his retirement today [Goal]
Villa captain Barry will be a Liverpool player at the weekend, says The Daily Mail