Joey Barton

The Dark Side To Football That Deeply Disturbs Me

Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Hinde

It's Saturday, late afternoon and I'm watching the football. Everton are playing Swansea. The latter team's players are all in white and winning 1-0 against their rivals. But all of this doesn't matter. It's the words stamped across each player's chest that has my attention.

Betting Charges: My Statement

Joey Barton | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Sport
Joey Barton

Throughout my career I am someone who has made mistakes and owned up to those mistakes and tried to learn from them. I intend to do that here. I accept that this is one more mess I got into because of my own behaviour. This episode has brought home to me that just as I had to face up to the need to get help to deal with alcohol abuse, and with anger, so now I need to get help for my issues with gambling, and I will do so.

Moyes Shows Not Only His Tactics Are From The 1950s And Luke Shaw Need To Buck Up His Ideas

Chris Darwen | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

Today's theme is people in football who, well, really don't help themselves. Historically, you might consider Joey Barton to head up this list - on one hand, Joey craves being thought of as a football intellect. On the other hand, he likes to put his cigar out in a team mate's eye. Mario Ballotelli would probably get selected if this list became an XI - Mario wants to win the Ballon d'Or one day, but by the same token likes to let off fireworks in his bathroom.

Joey Barton's Words Of Encouragement For Jeremy Corbyn

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK

As the row over the leadership of the Labour party rumbles on, Jeremy Corbyn has found himself with the backing of a rather unlikely ally... Joey Bart...

Joey Barton Thinks Lewis Hamilton SPOTY Win Was 'A Bad Day In Our History'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Sport

Footballer Joey Barton has attacked the BBC in a Twitter tirade for choosing 'tax exile' Lewis Hamilton as its Sports Personality of the Year. Can'...

Joey Barton Receives The World's Worst Death Threat

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Sport

QPR midfielder Joey Barton has made light of receiving a death threat - by posting the full message to Twitter. Found some old 'fan mail'. Amazing ...

QPR Deny Claims Players Were Involved In Inter-Club Pub Punch-Up

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Sport

QPR defender Steven Caulker was rushed to hospital on Sunday with a head injury after slipping at a team Christmas lunch. Police confirmed that the...

Joey Barton Kicks Off Mother Of All Twitter Rows On Gaza

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK

A divisive figure on Twitter at the best of times, Joey Barton has sparked a furious debate between fellow star footballers after wading into the esca...

Said What You Thought? Quick, Issue an Apology!

Kitiara Pascoe | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Politics
Kitiara Pascoe

Joey Barton, a footballer probably not as heavily schooled in political correctness as actual politicians, has apologised over his UKIP 'four ugly girls' comment made on Question Time. Talking about UKIP's European election victory he said, 'So if I am somewhere and there were four really ugly girls, I'm thinking, 'Well, she's not the worst', because that is all you are, that is all you are to us.'

Just Who Is The Ukip MEP Who Tackled Footballer Joey Barton?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK

Viewers of last night's Question Time may have anticipated fisticuffs at dawn between footballer Joey Barton and ex-Mirror editor Piers Morgan. But bo...

Joey Barton The Best Of Five Ugly Panellists, Say Question Time Viewers

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Comedy

Viewers declared footballer Joey Barton "the best of a bad bunch" on Thursday night's 'Question Time'. Giving their views on football's philosopher...

Joey Barton Puts A Crunching Tackle On Ukip's Louise Bours

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale and Charlotte Meredith | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK

Joey Barton, the professional footballer turned professional Twitter antagonist, stuck a crunching tackle on Ukip on Thursday, telling fellow Question...

Who Said It: Joey Barton or Walter Mitty?

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Sport

Joey Barton, you might have heard, thinks he could have been England captain. Joey Barton, you might have noticed, has contributed less to the nationa...

Joey Barton Speaks At Oxford Union, Deemed 'Inspirational' By Students

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Queens Park Rangers footballer Joey Barton was the latest celebrity to air his views at Oxford Union, after being invited to discuss philosophy, footb...

Monk, Flores And 5 Other Training Ground Bust-Ups (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport

The award for training ground bust-up of the season goes to Swansea City teammates Garry Monk and Chico Flores, after reports claimed the latter was s...

Clubs Urged To Show They Are 'Right Behind Gay Footballers'

Alice Harvey | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Sport

Stonewall are urging footballers to wear rainbow laces in a campaign they hope will change attitudes towards homosexuality in football. It comes a...

Premier League Clubs Refuse To Wear Rainbow Laces

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Sport

Several Premier League clubs will not wear rainbow laces in support of the charity Stonewall, amid concerns a betting firm is capitalising on the issu...

Sporting Chance Clinic Founder Peter Kay Dies

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Sport

Peter Kay, one of the founders of the Sporting Chance clinic, has suddenly died. Kay mentored footballers Tony Adams, Joey Barton, Paul Gascoigne a...

Barton Wears Rainbow Laces For Stonewall's Anti-Homophobia Campaign

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Sport

Joey Barton has called for professional footballers in England and Scotland to support a campaign addressing homophobia in the game by wearing rainbow...

The Legends Are Back

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Sport

Newcastle's 90s legends were out in force for goalkeeper Steve Harper's testimonial, but Sunderland manager Paolo di Canio had the last laugh as AC Mi...

Barton Wants Everton Move

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Bywater | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Sport

QPR midfielder Joey Barton has issued a "come and get me plea" to his boyhood club Everton. Barton is prepared to take a significant financial "sac...

The Premier League Can't Afford to Just Wait for Its Own Jason Collins

Matthew Handley | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Sport
Matthew Handley

The ultimate encouragement for a player to come out, would probably be that there were sufficient other gay peers for it not to be such an issue, or at least enough to be able to offer support. As it stands, that day seems a long way off. If the Premier League is to wait for its own Jason Collins, it may be waiting a very long time.

Tackling Is Dead: Long Live Twitter

Matt Clough | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Sport
Matt Clough

This season could well prove to be a fascinating crux in players behaving badly. As the stakes in terms of money are raised ever higher, poor disciplined players are going to become greater and greater risks, and with this inevitable stamp down (excuse the pun) on bad challenges, it could be that players turn to Twitter to vent their frustrations rather than seeking out retribution Roy Keane style.

Marseille Deny Barton Contract Claims

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Sport

Joey Barton's claims that a deal is in place for him to stay at Marseille have been denied by the club's president Vincent Labrune. Barton, current...

Barton Gagged By Marseille After Thiago Silva 'Ladyboy' Twitter Rant

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.04.2013 | UK Sport

Joey Barton was gagged by Marseille on Wednesday night after angering club chiefs by labelling Paris St Germain defender Thiago Silva an "overweight l...