Newcastle United fans have had to watch some embarrassing football this season, but they have also had to listen to some equally embarrassing trash talk. Remember Steven Taylor’s spat with Cristiano Ronaldo? That really got personal.
And now Alan Shearer and Joey Barton have gone head-to-head (literally) for a playground slanging match of their own. The Sun quotes a Newcastle insider as saying: “It was unbelievable. They were like two stags. Shearer told Barton he had made a mistake putting him back in the team, that he thought Barton was good enough to do it but he had shown he wasn’t.
“Joey shouted at Alan that he was the best player at the club, which was why he had to play him. Alan said he wasn’t, called him s*** and Joey replied that he was a s*** manager with s*** tactics.”
Given that The Sun has starred out the offensive words, OTP challenges you to replace the stars with letters that at least make the trash talk witty or funny. And we’ll let you have the odd extra letter if you need it in the name of humour.