By Chris Wright
Joey Barton has revealed that he was sent a death threat during his time on loan with Marseille a couple of years ago.
“Found some old ‘fan mail’. Amazing what some people consider ‘a little friendly advice’ these days,” Barton wrote on Twitter.
“Not sure what’s more offensive, the grammar or the intent?”
Sent directly to the Ligue 1 club and with the sender proud enough of his handiwork to include his full name and Parisian address, the letter certainly makes for compelling reading – with poorly-translated threats of “baseball bat head shots” and “knife mouth blood emptying”…