Did Joey Barton Call Fernando Torres A F**king Poof? (Photo)

Ollie Irish

13th, December 2010


By Ollie Irish

Gif via Boxofficefootball

My lip-reading skills are not the best, but I would swear blind that Joey-B just called Nando a “f**king poof” while simultaneously grabbing his crotch. I could be wrong, of course. Ahem.

The FA will decide today if they want to take any action over the gesture.

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  1. PhilandoTorres says:

    Strange thing to call a fella who just welcomed his second child.

  2. Joe says:

    I think it’s something like ‘You can’t even grow a mustache”

  3. Grant says:

    Kick homophobia out of football.

  4. yankmanc says:

    anybody with a pair can have kids… on the pitch nando is a fucking poof… him and gerrard in the penalty area and drogs and the entire arsenal squad and ronny and nani and the entire brazzer national team… and… and… and… anyways that poof diving shit wouldnt go down in the mls. just saying…

  5. pieman says:

    Kick homophonia, and racism out of football, but doesn’t he say “Dago poof”

  6. drags says:

    did this yank seriously just punt the MLS as better football than european, behave yourself. having a laugh you are.

  7. shay says:

    Sorry to say it but I have seen plenty of diving in MLS. Maybe not as much as Europe or South America, but it happens.

  8. Andrew Thompson says:

    do you think Craig Bellamy has ever insulted somebody?

    Homophobic, probably, its a natural thing blokes do.

  9. Andrew Thompson says:

    *Thats call somebody a poof, not be a poof

  10. tim says:

    MLS? Isn’t that where dreams go to die?

  11. Mr. Chopper says:

    I’m sure this kind of thing happens all the time, hence the campaign. Barton was really good all match and just let this one thing get to him, so it’d be a shame if anything were to come of it. Ashley Cole must have heard worse.

  12. Chris says:

    Sorry @Andrew Thompson, but actually being a poof occurs in nature and is therefore – that’s right, I think you’ve got it.
    As for the MLS, * *. Sorry, fell asleep.

  13. CBell says:

    I think Barton Ment it as he was acting like a sissy, not that he has sex with men. However this doesn’t justify what he supposedly said. But do you think this would have got as much media attention if it was any other play? My old season ticket was right by the touch line and I heard a lot worse language from players(again not justifying his supposed words.)

  14. eamogomez says:

    MLS have “le cheat”

  15. vito corleone says:

    joey barton should be kicked out of the premier league! he just never learns! such a cunt!

  16. yankmanc says:

    wwaaaahhhhhhh boohoo! dont get your panties in a bunch… i didn’t say mls was better what a meant was that its a different mentality cause when long time Columbus vet ali moreno dived in the eastern conf. final in front of the nordecke in the box in the 90+ and didn’t get the call support wasn’t saying ZOMG why didn’t he get the call!?!? they were more like why the @#$%^ did your bitch ass dive instead of taking the shot?! his ass was promptly sold to philly.. diving happens every now and then but most don’t bother doing it cause they wont get the call anyways 1. cause the refs. here are too stupid to make the call and 2. cause your own support will jump on you if it doesn’t work..

  17. another 'merkin says:

    The difference between MLS and the rest of the world is that when someone gets fouled, they get back up instead of laying around crying like a girl. Take Gareth Bale vs. Chelsea, gets kicked in the shinguard by Essien, goes down, covers his face, and hits the ground like he just got shot. We’re used to and expect contact sports here in the states, and MLS games are considerably rougher than in Europe because the players aren’t going to get the calls that light footed players in other leagues look for. That is why we lead most world cups in fouls and cards, every other player in the world KNOWS that they’ll get a free kick if they do a bit of play acting after a hard tackle; we haven’t figured out how to play that game because we like to think we’re tougher than that. We won’t ever have international success until we change to fit the international mold. Once we figure out how to pull off dirty tackles and get away with them like John Terry and to go down after every tackle like Nani or C Ronaldo then could you say that American football has even reached the same level. Sad but true
    and PS, the MLS will probably fold in 10 years thanks to Qatar

  18. chimpo says:

    who is this mug

  19. SeanBCFC says:

    just kick joey fucking barton out of football

  20. Thomas says:

    I’m american, but wow…..comparing the MLS to the Premier league….

  21. vito corleone says:

    yeah whoever that mug is who keeps comparing the MLS to the premier league! YOU DICKHEAD

    @ another merkin

    why are you so stupid? you fucking prick!

  22. Col says:

    You can put alot of words in there really. the fact that its barton people make a big deal out of it. go on try it, i think you f-ing smurf fits well. more seriously i think he is calling him a f-ing scruff as torres spat at barton earlier in the incident. but dont let that get in peoples way of having a pop at barton.

  23. Dw says:

    Classless… that’s all I have to say about Barton & his behaviour! Torres did well to take it from whence it comes.

  24. PC says:

    Good ‘ol Joey’s true colors come out again.

    Although not a serious one compared to the assault on Pedersen, he is just a scouse twat scally tramp scum cunt.

    This dog wants an England call up? Give it I say, suits the team.

  25. Montesquieu says:


    Learn to use punctuation.

  26. Rebecca says:

    It’s amazing how people who weren’t even there are so quick to make a comment. I was in fact there, sat in the very front row, next to Liverpool’s dugout, and had a very clear view of Torres earlier spitting at Barton and shoving him, almost to the ground. Yet Barton is the bad guy here? I don’t think so. This Joey Barton witch hunt is beyond a joke now, everyone is out to wind him up and treat him like s**t throughout a game, yet he is always the bad guy and hung out to dry.

  27. goonerdan says:

    @ Rebecca
    ^ get back to the kitchen.
    thank you

  28. Melanie says:

    @Goonerdan, get back to the 1950s dickhead. Thankyou.

  29. Tom says:

    Joey Barton brings the lulz. He seems to ramble on worse than Mel Gibson after one too many scotches.

  30. vito corleone says:


    go iron my clothes or something…

  31. RedSkywalker says:

    Well played Rebecca and Col, I agree with you too.

    Get off Barton’s back for once

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  33. deckard says:

    nando is a fucking poof in the sense that he may be hetero but u can bet ur ass he’s one of them southern european nancy boys who spends more time in front of the mirror each morning than his fucking missus. c ron is the biggest fucking poof of them all. yanks laugh at this fucking sissy who’s all bark and no bite.

  34. joeblue says:

    Torres spent most of the game diving or falling when hardly touched, the FA should spend some time getting diving twats like him out of the game first, it is ruining the game. Watch Torres game after game and you will see him fall repeatedly if the wind catches his streaks.

  35. Mr. Chopper says:

    I like how a story about homophobia gets turned into a comment-fest filled with misogyny. Good going, football fans.

  36. Ben says:

    Mr Chopper, couldn’t agree more. It just makes me think, before internet comments sections, where did the world’s morons go to vent their spleens?

  37. Tony Yeboahs Rampaging Libido says:

    Also, if Barton was saying “scruff” or as somebody said,that Nando was acting like a sissy and didn’t mean that he shags men….why did he grab his cock whilst saying it..?

  38. Mr. Chopper says:

    Ben, they were on the terraces. They were the guy who hangs around the fountain shouting at pigeons. They were the guy who sits at the corner of the bar who smells like piss. They were the village idiot. They were the Billy Bullshit at school who swore their “dad knows Arnie” and “could bench-press a tank and this one time Sharon Stone came round and let me have a go on her rat”.

    In many ways it was a simpler time.

  39. MCFC LIAM says:

    joey bartons always been a cunt. that said, he’s right on this occasion. torres is fuckin poof.

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  41. Sara T says:

    This isn’t about Torres or if he’s diving or any-fucking-thing else, okay? Gosh, I’m so exhausted with guys like you always trying to hide the fact that he’s actually being homophobic and that it’s not okay. You know how many gay guys there are in the Premier League? No? Neither do I. And that’s because no one has had the courage to speak about their sexuality, which is probably because of homophobic comments like this one.

    And what’s this weird shit about it being okay for him to be homophobic because he’s “had a rough game” or “had to cope with Torres’ diving”. I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t feel that way if he had said “fucking nigger” and yet homophobia is just as bad as racism. Please, stop ignoring the obvious and making up pathetic excuses for people. Good grief, this is like talking to a bunch of six-year-olds.

    And I won’t buy this “go back to the kitchen/ironing” shit, so don’t even bother (unless you want food poisoning or an iron in your stupid sexist face.)

  42. Ryan says:

    I think it was more of a comment on Spanish culture. As perceived by an ignorant Chav.

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