Joey Barton v Sunderland: 15 infamous times the ex-Newcastle star has tried to wind up SAFC fans and players

Joey Barton has a habit of trying to wind up Sunderland fans over pretty much anything and everything.

By James Copley
Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 12:41 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 12:50 pm
Barton references Newcastle's famous Halloween 5-1 thrashing of Sunderland.
Barton references Newcastle's famous Halloween 5-1 thrashing of Sunderland.

Ahead of the Black Cats' trip to Highbury to face Barton's Fleetwood Town we delved into the archives to find some of the one-time England international's funniest moments regarding Newcastle's North East rivals - on everything from Simon Mignolet to Paolo Di Canio.

It is David v Goliath. If youd said 10 years ago that Fleetwood would play Sunderland in the league people would probably have laughed in your face."
Has anybody seen if he is alright? Has anybody checked to see he is all there, if he has had any problems with his mind or lost his senses?
I thought he was better than that. He must be getting weighed in to go there and been given guarantees to spend in January."
"Are the rumours true about the 5under1and manager playing? #couldgetemptiedout
A rash tackle on the Italian manager who was Sunderland's boss at the time.
Bardsley was booked for the exchange and ended up getting sent off later on in the game.
If I had gone there I would probably have been lynched.
People perhaps forget that he was the Sunderland goalie its not like hes got top-class pedigree. Hes not an international goalkeeper.
I am looking forward to, as a former Newcastle player, testing my tactical wits against the might of Sunderland.
He made a 5-1 gesture towards the home support - a nod towards his part in Newcastles comprehensive victory over the Black Cats in 2010.
A challenge made by the Newcastle man high into the Nigeria international's midriff sparked heated scenes,
As a former Newcastle player, I expect to get a very friendly reception. It would be very pleasing to send them back with tears in their eyes.
"If I had Sunderlands budget Id have them up by this point."
Much to the Sunderland fans fury.
Ryan Taylor's goal propelled Newcastle to a famous victory at the Stadium of Light and Barton just couldn't resit!