Joey Barton trolls Neymar during Man City v Barcelona; The response was vicious [Tweets]

Joey Barton and Neymar Jr.
Joey Barton and Neymar Jr.

Barton v Neymar Jr.

Last night would not be the first time that Joey Barton, currently suspended by his club Rangers, has taken aim at Brazilian superstar Neymar Jr. on Twitter.

In 2013, Barton tweeted ‘Neymar is the Justin Bieber of football. Brilliant on the old YouTube. Cat piss in reality’.

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City beat Barcelona 3-1 on Tuesday night thanks to a magnificent second half performance.

The likes of Neymar, Messi and Luis Suarez were all kept remarkably quiet. Joey Barton saw it as an opportunity to reignite his vendetta against the man 10 years his junior.

Twitter backlash

Neymar certainly didn’t have his best game in a Barcelona shirt but the response to Joey Barton’s tweet was pretty brutal. Check out some of the best tweets below.