Video: Joey Barton celebrates goal with Hitler salute
The moustache has gone to his head
Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton is never far from controversy, even when he is making headlines for the right reasons. So it should not come as a surprise that he seemingly celebrated his excellent goal in the 6-0 drubbing of Aston Villa with what appeared to be a Nazi salute.
If, as it appears, Barton did launch into an Adolf Hitler routine after scoring it is probably safe to assume that it was a daft attempt at humour rather than a Paolo Di Canio-esque political statement.
Still, when your history is dotted with as many self-inflicted disasters as Barton’s, there are more tasteful celebrations to choose from.
The moment of controversy comes 26secs in.