Barton: Training ban is ‘strange’
JOEY Barton appears to have exacerbated his situation at Rangers by describing his training ground ban as “strange” on talkSPORT yesterday.
Barton was told to stay away from Auchenhowie by manager Mark Warburton on Tuesday after becoming embroiled in an altercation in the wake of the 5-1 defeat to Celtic at Parkhead.
The 34-year-old midfielder took to Twitter on Thursday evening to “apologise unreservedly” for his “inappropriate” comments. However, Barton appeared less contrite in a radio interview with Jim White yesterday to fuel speculation that his Rangers career is in jeopardy.
Barton told talkSPORT: “Obviously, sometimes the way I communicate can be a bit blunt and a bit direct and it ruffles people’s feathers, which I know I have to work at, but I don’t apologise for trying to win.The way it’s been handled is strange. When you look at my history and you’re told to stay away from the club, it does look like something more has happened, and that’s why I’ve decided to get on the radio and speak, because it’s wrong.”