Worst five Joey Barton tweets
I would hope that it wouldn’t surprise any of our readership that I am not a Joey Barton fan. His mock-philosophical guff makes me feel like vomiting, and the assumption that his opinions have more validity than the rest of us just because he used to be violent and has now apparently reformed makes my ears and eyes bleed simultaneously. Here are five of the worst examples of such codswallop:
1. “I will gladly go to jail for a month, in the name of free speech. I have no problem with what I said. Make me a martyr..”
Barton’s most recent outbreak concerning his opinions on the case forced the Attorney General to offer a warning to those that thought they could offer their opinions on pending trials. For the record Joey, claiming you believe a defendant to be guilty despite admitting you didn’t see or hear anything is not good form. You should know the rules of court more than most.
2. “Neil Warnock saying I talk to (sp.) much. Now that is funny #mikebassett”
Oh Joey, are you really arguing with the opinion that you talk too much? You left Newcastle amidst a cloud aftwer claiming that they treated you poorly, despite them payign you £60,000 per week throughout your jail sentence, then claimed that Arsenal were interested in you only to move to a newly-promoted club. You played averagely all season and then criticised the manager as soon as he left. Classy stuff.
3. “Techinally (sp.) I said I was most inform english midf player which I think was correct, who played better than me individually last season? FACT”
Made in July of last year. So Parker? Lennon? Lampard? Wilshere? Exactly.
4. Great player, leader, captain, person, trainer and mostly a friend for life. Devastated to see him SOLD! #mejoseandjonasnext”
Good shout Joey. But with Cabaye, Ba, Cisse, Santon, Marveaux and Obertan coming in at half the cost of Carroll, its doesn’t look so bad now eh? Especially as Nolan isn’t exactly tearing up the Championship. And yes, you were next. But Cabaye (and even Danny Guthrie) have been better this season. Oh, and Jonas didn’t leave.
5. “Sitting eating sushi in the city, incredibly chilled out reading Nietzsche. #stereotypicalfootballer”.
I grow very weary. The idea that having to tell people what you are doing in a desperate attempt to persuade people of your intelligence or cultured nature is mind-blowing. The whole “wow aren’t I so couth” line falls over somewhat when you remember that it is less than two years since Barton was punching a man so many times outside McDonalds on a night out that his ears bled. I accept that Barton may be changing, but is the decent thing not to do it for himself, as oppose to bleating to the whole world about it.
And to those who think the answer is as simple as unfollowing him, it doesn’t work like that unfortunately. Our media is littered with these stagnant ramblings, reported as if they were of a genuinely newsworthy nature.