We read with astonishment the tirade of Joey Barton last night on that Twitter account of his when Didi Hamann – the former Newcastle central midfielder Kenny Dalglish signed in 1998 – tried to have a logical discussion with Joey.
Didi Hamann while at Newcastle
That was Didi’s first mistake because Joey Barton is not built to have any logical discussions with anybody, and flies off the handle at the smallest criticism, and he came storming back with personal and immature insults to Didi.
The Twitter discussion is out on the web for you to see, I’m not putting it on this site, and it started off by Didi telling Barton that he shouldn’t be commenting on ongoing transfers on his Twitter account, and Joey got nasty very quickly.
It seems like the German was trying to have a logical discussion with Joey – no chance.
If Joey Barton is not bringing the game of football into disrepute then I don’t know what it means to bring the game into disrepute. And who was the person that told Joey that his job was to publicize the transfer dealings of clubs like Newcastle?
It hardly helped Newcastle keep things quiet until they could get the deal done – did it.
The sooner the FA or FIFA get some control over Joey Barton, the better it will be for football.
We see that Joey has now apologized to Didi, but that Hamann is considering legal action and could sue Joey for the personal insults he made last night.
Didi should go ahead with that – and maybe it will teach Barton a lesson – maybe.
For the record Did played 31 times with 5 goals for Newcastle in the 1998-1999 season and cost us £5.5M from Bayern Munich, before he was signed by Liverpool for £8M in the summer of 1999.
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