The OM fans appear to have taken to Joey Barton already, displaying the banner below at the Stade Velodrome on Sunday before their 3-1 win over Rennes in Ligue 1.
Barton was clearly touched by the banner, Tweeting: “Thank you for all the birthday wishes everyone xx. Great present, L’OM getting 3 big points and the fans with the banners at the stadium…”
And also in French: “Merci à tous pour l’anniversaire tout le monde veut xx. Grand présent, L’OM obtenant 3 points importants…”
What could possibly go wrong for Joey Barton in Ligue 1?!