Breaking news today that Joey Barton will be freed from the Manchester jail where he has been serving a 6 months jail sentence.
Joey Barton – freed from jail today
Newcastle United bad boy and sometime footballer Joey Barton is set to walk free from prison today.
According to national newspaper reports coming out, some red tape held up his release by 24 hours, but he will soon be released from jail.
How he can get off so early – he’s served around 8 weeks of his 6 month sentence – after only recently having been given a 4 months suspended sentence imposed on him over the Dabo affair, is simply beyond us.
Apparently Barton, 25, was due out yesterday, but reports claim that parole chiefs had failed to sign off on his paperwork and were late in fitting his electronic tag in time.
The player has been held at Strangeways jail, in Manchester, and served just eight weeks of a six-month sentence for beating up two strangers outside a McDonald’s restaurant in Liverpool on 27th December.
But he’s a professional footballer and famous, so we guess that qualifies him to get off early :(Â Â (sarcasm).
This is important for the Newcastle club, because we expect him to almost immediately meet with a Newcastle delegation and his agent Willie McKay, to sort out finally what happens next for the midfielder.
There is a definite possibility that Barton will be sacked by the club, although the fans seems to be fairly evenly split over the affair, with around 60% of our readers wanting him to be fired.
Our own personal view on this, is that the club should sack Joey, because the odds of him continuing to do these acts is just too high.
This is breaking news – so that’s all we have right now.