New Burnley Signing Joey Barton Once Made Less-Than-Complimentary Comments About Burnley On Twitter

Chris Wright

28th, August 2015

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After being released back into the wild by QPR at the start of the summer, Joey Barton signed up for a season at Burnley yesterday.

In fact, it was revealed that Barton was wooed into joining the Clarets after manager Sean Dyche cooked lunch for the 32-year-old midfielder.

As you’d expect with a belly full of grub, Barton was all sweetness and light while breaking the news to his legions of Twitter followers that evening…

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However, it then came to light that Barton hadn’t always been quite so complimentary about Burnley and its inhabitants in the past.

Barton made the glib comments after becoming embroiled in a silly Twitter spat with a Clarets fan following a tumultuous game at Turf Moor in 2014 during in which the then-QPR man was clonked on the head by a Coke bottle thrown from the crowd.

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After a bit of back-and-forth, Barton eventually began delving into his very finest Burnley material…

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He riffed on the size of the crowd at Turf Moor…

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He then riffed on the size of the crowd at Turf Moor…

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Then came the sarcasm…

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And then came the grand finale, which was something to do with tractors…

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Oh, zing. Help yourself to a complimentary Coke, Mr Barton.

Listen, if you’re going to future-jeopardise your transfers, then at least do it properly – i.e, the Julio Rey way.

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