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.
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.
@Joey7Barton Neymar's toe nail is worth more than you
— #FreeGabigol (@BrazilEdition) November 1, 2016
@Joey7Barton You play for Rangers, Joey.
— Tom Rowley (@Benitezology) November 1, 2016
@Joey7Barton credit to you joey, rangers have abandoned you and you're sat at home mugging off a future ballon d'or winner from ya couch
— MatthewThurlbeck (@m_tbeck) November 1, 2016
@Joey7Barton Shouldn't you be watching the Celtic game Joseph? Might get some tips on how to extricate yourself from Scott Brown's pocket.
— Iain Harrison (@IainBHarrison) November 1, 2016
@Joey7Barton still 45 mins longer than you'll ever play in Europe chap
— Eanna Allen (@Eanna_Allen) November 1, 2016
— N James (@nevjamo) November 1, 2016
@Joey7Barton That reminds me, how are things going in your club career Joseph?
— Joe Mc Callion (@joeymccallion) November 1, 2016