Foot­ball’s most hor­ri­ble player

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport -

Now that Rob­bie Sav­age has long re­tired, it’s a toss-up be­tween Joey Bar­ton (above) and Diego Costa as to who is the most ob­nox­ious cur­rent pro­fes­sional foot­baller. As Costa still plays at the high­est level and is rea­son­ably suc­cess­ful at a top club, Bar­ton must be the clear front-run­ner. His own opin­ion of his abil­ity and in­flu­ence is so far re­moved from re­al­ity, his im­pend­ing au­to­bi­og­ra­phy, could eas­ily be filed un­der fic­tion. By all ac­counts the Scot­tish Premier League has been be­yond Bar­ton’s level so far this sea­son which might have con­trib­uted to his out­burst at team-mates and man­age­ment staff that led to his sus­pen­sion from Ibrox this week. Let’s hope the sus­pen­sion be­comes per­ma­nent and cov­ers all foot­ball.

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