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07th Dec 2023

Joey Barton says women shouldn’t be allowed to talk about men’s football with any authority

Nina McLaughlin

‘I cannot take a thing they say serious in the men’s arena’

Joey Barton has ruffled more than a few feathers with his latest post to X (formerly known as Twitter), this time saying that he does not believe women should be able to talk with any authority about men’s football.

Posting to X, on Wednesday, the former Manchester City and Newcastle United midfielder wrote a number of tweets where he both celebrated women’s football but also said female pundits shouldn’t talk about the men’s game.

Joey Barton

Joey Barton ‘is finished in football’

More specifically Joey Barton wrote: “Women shouldn’t be talking with any kind of authority in the men’s game. Come on.

“Let’s be serious. It’s a completely different game. If you don’t accept that. We will always see things differently.

“The women’s game is thriving. Fantastic to see. I cannot take a thing they say serious in the men’s arena.”

He followed up this original tweet with another, saying: “Any man who sits and engages with them in this regard has sold out. The game is about levels. Most men’s opinion has little value. Never mind anyone else…”

He then added: “Any man who listens to Women commentary or co-comms needs their heads testing…”

As many took to X to blast Barton for his comments, he responded to many individually.

One person responded to Barton, writing: “He’s finished in football and he knows it, Nobody would have him as a commentator, probably angling for a job on GB news now.”

Barton responded to the message, writing: “Been in football since I’ve left school pal. I’ll decide what I do in the game. It actually bores me. Full of sh*tbags. Maggots. Liars. People pleasers. Luckily, I’ve played at a level to earn enough to say and do what the f*ck I want.”

Well then.

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