Last night on Match Of The Day, Alan Shearer rightly pointed out what a disgrace Joey Barton’s conduct had been in QPR’s final match at Manchester City.
Barton was sent off only seven minutes after QPR had equalised, a point they needed because at the time Bolton were leading at Stoke.
Ten men Rangers conceded the two late goals that gave City the title and it would have sent them down if it hadn’t being for Bolton conceding at Stoke.
Instead of thinking of himself as the eternal victim, Joseph should reflect on the fact that his selfish irresponsible actions almost certainly would have been the deciding factor in getting his team relegated, instead it was Stoke’s players who came to his and his team’s rescue.
This is how Barton responded on Twitter last night to Alan Shearer pointing out what a Tw*t(ter) he is:
“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”.
I’ve never forgiven Barton for an almost identical selfish incident when at Newcastle, with the match already lost at Anfield in what turned out to be the relegation season, Barton then made a ridiculous lunge at Alonso. A clear sending off and it meant he was suspended for our crucial last three matches.
On that occasion nobody else came to our rescue and one goal against Fulham or Villa in the final two matches would have saved us.
I wonder who Barton was blaming that time for our relegation, as he sat in the stands?