Joey Barton seems to have slipped back to become a jerk again – like he used to be.
Joey Barton – pleading his case – what case?
He was sent off in yesterday’s crucial game for QPR at Manchester City, just after QPR had equalized at 1-1, but it left relegation threatened QPR down to 10 men after 54 minutes, in their final last minutes of the season.
Amazingly Jamie Mackie put QPR ahead after 66 minutes, but two injury time goals gave City the win 3-2, and the Premier League title for the very first time, in a dramatic last five minutes of the season.
If Bolton had got one more goal at Stoke to win 3-2, then QPR would have been relegated, and it would have been no thanks to Barton.
Of course in Newcastle’s relegation year back in 2009, in the 4th last game of the season at Liverpool, Joey got himself sent off and missed the vital last 3 games of the season, and then Newcastle manager Alan Shearer banned him from the training ground.
Alan Shearer on Match of the Day last night rightly criticized Joey’s behavior at his former club City, after his confrontation with Carlos Tevez, which got him a red card, but as he was walking off he kneed Agurero in the leg, with that mean look on his face.
His conduct yesterday was inexcusable, and he seems to have dropped back into being a thug on the field, after showing signs that he was over that, for a year or so, while he was playing at Newcastle.
But of course these days we have Tritter and it’s available for all those people who want to make their point – or make a bad situation even worse.
While we would have hoped that Joey would have at least apologized and shown a little remorse for his actions to the QPR fans, after all he is the QPR captain – this is what he put out last night:
“Shearers still on my case…”I know I f*cked up Alan, thanks for stating the obvious”.
“Whilst were both stating the obvious about each other, can I just say for the record what a great player u were. Well better me…”.
“But I have a better hair(which is not hard), wear well better shirts on TV and have a personality(something u lack)”.
“I really don’t like that prick, in fact I honestly despise him… Goodnight”.
“I’d take it off Hansen and @GaryLineker but not from that bell, same fella that stamped on Neil Lennon,then threatened FA if they banned him”,
“…That he would retire from international football. No sorry, not having him, never have. Selfish, boring man him. He can do one…”.
“My favourite memory of him though is when he dropped his spuds when Keano put it on him. Goodnight Al, sleep well matey….”.
“With that my #shearerrant is over… Goodnight all xxxxxx”.
So Joey is showing there, that he has no class and gives no apology for being sent off, in what could have been a catastrophe for QPR.
As we said, he’s simply a disgrace to football that he should put nonsense like that out, and we wonder if Martin Hughes will want to keep him at QPR, on his inflated £70K/week wages, where he is now getting into the newspapers for all the wrong reasons.
We supported Joey when he seemed to be putting both his football career and his life back together at Newcastle, but with these actions, just let’s say we are glad he is not playing for Newcastle.
Here’s the video of what happened in the game yesterday if you haven’t seen it.