Joey Barton has been charged with two acts of violent conduct during QPR's game at Manchester City on Sunday, the Football Association has announced.
The QPR captain was sent off for elbowing the Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez during the second half of QPR's 3-2 defeat at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday which will mean an automatic four-match ban.
However, he then kicked out at Sergio Agüero and aimed a headbutt at the City captain Vincent Kompany which could lead to a further five-match ban.
As Barton had already been dismissed when the second two incidents occurred, the FA has ruled they fell outside of the referee Mike Dean's jurisdiction.
The FA said in a statement: "The FA has today charged Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton in relation to two acts of alleged violent conduct during Sunday's match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
"Following the player's dismissal in the 54th minute of the fixture, there followed two incidents involving Manchester City's Sergio Agüero and Vincent Kompany. As Barton had already been dismissed, both of these incidents fell outside of the jurisdiction of the referee."
Barton has until 6pm on Tuesday to respond to the charges.