"Hopefully referee sees it retrospectively and sees he's been conned. Its no consolation for us right now but at least its something......"
Effectively Barton is accusing someone else of cheating in public and this isn't the first time he's done this. I shall take you back to our away game at Newcastle earlier this season when Barton cheated to get Gervinho sent off for the mildest of offences, here are Barton's words afterwards:
"I did go down easily, I’ve been hit harder by people at school, but that’s not to make what he did right. He raised his hands; we all know the rules about that. I have made a meal of it.”
Which way do you want it Joey? You can't have it both ways. On one hand he feels he is entitled to feign injury to get opposition players unfairly sent off, but on the other hand he cannot take it when someone does exactly the same to him.
For a player who sees himself as such an intellectual powerhouse, it is rather amusing that Joey cannot understand the most basic of logical rules. The footballing neutral will not be shedding many a tear this weekend for Mr Joey Barton, he has done nothing over the years to deserve any of our sympathy. Let's all have a chuckle, happy new year!