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Bad boy Joey Barton’s Twitter rant at Alan Shearer

BAD BOY ... Joey Barton is restrained after his sending off yesterday. He later hit out at Alan Shearer on Twitter.

BAD BOY ... Joey Barton is restrained after his sending off yesterday. He later hit out at Alan Shearer on Twitter.

FOOTBALL bad boy Joey Barton has launched a Twitter attack on former Toon team-mate Alan Shearer after his sending off yesterday .

Magpies and England legend Shearer criticised the QPR midfielder after he was shown the red card for elbowing Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez in a Premier League match on Sunday.

The 29-year-old then kicked-out at City striker Sergio Aguero before aiming a headbutt at Vincent Kompany.

Shearer, now working as a pundit for the BBC, blasted Barton’s behaviour on Match of the Day, and suggested the midfielder could face a lengthy ban.

But Barton responded on the social networking site by tweeting: “Shearer’s still on my case. I know I ****** up Alan, thanks for stating the obvious.

“Whilst were both stating the obvious about each other, can I just say for the record what a great player u were. Well better me ...

“But I have a better hair (which is not hard), wear well better shirts on TV and have a personality (something u lack).

“I really don’t like that p****, in fact I honestly despise him.”

Barton, who played for Newcastle between 2007 and 2011, and was managed by Shearer during the 2008-09 season, added: “Still don’t think its a sending off.”

 
 
 

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