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Joey Barton signed for Newcastle United for £5.8 million in May 2007 after his controversial exit from Manchester City.

He is a forward-thinking midfield player who can score important goals. Joey is often in the news off the pitch due to his bad behaviour.

Even though he has had some problems in his personal life Joey remains a great footballer and appreciates the backing of his fans in helping him put his problems behind him.

Joey Barton isn’t a stranger to controversy, whether it be his six-month prison sentence for common assault and affray, gambling charges, or multiple instances of bust-ups with football players.

In recent weeks, Barton has hit the headlines again, and as you would expect, not in a favourable manner.

Towards the beginning of December, Barton unleashed a misogynistic tirade on social media, shocking his followers and the millions of X (formally Twitter) users that his posts were shared with. His controversial posts on the platform were in response to Amazon Prime’s coverage of the Premier League, featuring female pundits which included Eni Aluko, Siobhan Chamberlain, Gabby Logan, and Robyn Cowen.

Barton’s Tweet

Barton’s social media posts claimed that women “shouldn’t be talking with any kind of authority in the men’s game.” He insisted that the men’s and women’s games are entirely different, questioning the credibility of women commentators and pundits in men’s football.

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As we’ve seen in the past, Joey Barton isn’t afraid of a controversial outburst, however, his comments did surprise many given his previous support for the #HERGAMETOO campaign which is aimed at combating sexism in sports.

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Where Now For Joey Barton?

Many public figures have had the cancel button smashed down on them almost instantly after much less offensive comments than Barton’s, and it seems as though a prompt public apology is generally the preferred route for salvation. However, Barton has chosen to double-down on his beliefs, continuing to share social posts regarding his dislike for females commentating on men’s football.

Despite signing a new 3-year contract extension on July 1st as manager of Bristol Rovers, Barton was sacked under 4 months later. Although club owner owner Hussain AlSaeed stated that the decision was for purely footballing reasons, Barton’s dismissal came just hours after calling Stevenage manager Steve Evans ‘a fat man’ and ‘a weeble’.

Joey Barton has has several setbacks in his life with his controversial tweets regarding women commenting on men’s football being his most recent. However, although he has been able to bounce back from all of them up until now, this could be the final straw for the ex-Newcastle & Manchester City midfielder. He’ll likely continue to attract an audience on social media with his views, but less likely to attract any new job offers from English league clubs, or commentary boxes.

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Give that man a laptop, tablet or even a phone with a gambling app, and it seems he just can’t resist using it to place a bet. Unfortunately for Joey, footballers aren’t allowed to do that, especially when they bet on their own team!

It doesn’t matter that he actually lost more than £3000. The Telegraph have managed to get details of the bets that Barton placed and revealed them in an article which tells you that [read the full story]

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Joey Barton has spoken out about his gambling, and claims he’s far from the only player who’s done it. According to online betting website, Barton claims that as many as 50% of professional footballers have bet on matches at one time or another.

Barton was infamously banned by the FA for 18 months after [read the full story]

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Joey Barton, now at Burnley, has made his ambitions clear, with promotion back to the Premier League the primary focus. [read the full story]

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Joey Barton was unable to help QPR avoid defeat against Derby last night at Pride Park. The R’s missed the opportunity to climb up into the automatic promotion places once again as they were beaten 1-0 by Steve McClaren’s men who are now just one point behind the West London club.

John Eustace’s header separated the two sides in a tight game involving the top six teams in the Championship. [read the full story]

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As regular followers of his ever-popular Twitter feed will testify, life is very rarely dull when Joey Barton is on his smartphone and he has been in typical form this week, reigniting an old feud and cheekily winding up others.

Barton is so outspoken on the social media site that many now take anything he posts on there with a pinch of salt but the QPR man’s musings can often be entertaining reading. He certainly cannot be accused of not speaking his mind and, at times, his openness is a welcome antidote to the often dull comments most modern-day media-trained footballers make, with most clearly so concerned not to offend anyone. [read the full story]

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QPR midfielder, Joey Barton, insists that certain betting markets should be removed from football matches following the match-fixing arrests. Six men, including five footballers have been arrested and bailed until April, following a story that appeared in The Sun on Sunday. [read the full story]

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