What is now coming to light quickly today, is that Joey Barton has made some conciliatory gestures to his employer – Newcastle United.
Joey Barton – conciliatory move by player
There has been a battle going on since last Monday, when Joey Barton was fired, and since then Joey has continued to tweet disparaging stuff about Mike Ashley, but it seems the 28 year-old may have finally come to his senses.
This is what a senior Newcastle official said today:
“Joey’s attitude ahead of the Leeds friendly could have been much better and the club have been frustrated and bewildered by his use of Twitter to showcase his feelings.”
“But what was said yesterday puts matters in a little different light and everyone knows what a fine player he can be. It may be in everyone’s best interest to find a way out of the corner that we’ve painted ourselves in.”
Joey has been way out of control, but whether things can be patched up with Mike Ashley we don’t know, but it will be very difficult.
That’s unless Joey has contacted the owner and apologized, and said he will finally quit that Twitter account of his, which is like a lighter being near a gasoline can, as far as Joey is concerned.
But he’s embarrassed himself and the Newcastle club this week, and that’s the unfortunate truth.
We have no idea what will happen now, but it’s obvious that Alan Pardew is willing to forgive and forget, given his comments about Joey earlier today.
But Alan Pardew is not the last word on Joey, it’s owner Mike Ashley, who was the one criticized, and Mike has never shown much mercy in the past, and we’d be surprised if he shows any now.
There’s no doubt that Joey is a very good player and gives his heart and soul to Newcastle, but he cannot keep blowing up like this.
We are running a vote on the home page – on whether you want Joey to stay at Newcastle for next season – please vote so we can get a measure of the feelings of the Newcastle fans about this.