Joey Barton refused visa to enter USA – the real story
Preseason tour fail
So, his crimes have finally caught up with him.
It is clear that US visa control became uneasy when Barton revealed the moustache above. How could anyone with such a filthy tattoo have anything but a negative impact on the country?
And it seems the same officials were watching the start of preseason training in Newcastle, because they obviously spotted the quiff below:
One US Embassy employee exclusively told OTP:
It was just too much. The guy has had a chequered past with some horrible greasy curtains at Manchester City, but this was just too much. Two misdemeanors such as that in a short space of time shows that he is a serial offender
As a punishment, Barton is forced to travel to Holland with the reserve team.
Reports suggesting the lack of visa was due to his criminal record for violent crimes appear unfounded.