In light of the Chelsea managerial chaos which saw Roberto Di Matteo sacked after the 3-0 defeat to Juventus the former Newcastle United and QPR player blasted the Premier League and spoke of an 'English football revolution' on Twitter. Do you see where he is coming from?
Well there is little surprise to see that Joseph Barton has an opinion on the Chelsea managerial situation and he has used Twitter to vent his frustration on the matter. While he openly admitted he was not surprised at the sacking it led to a broader rant on the state of the English game.
Love him or hate him the current Marseille loanee is more often than not upfront and honest with his views even if many would not want to hear them and this occasion was no different. He spoke of his frustration at how football was no longer the people’s game and that the Premier League was overrun with ‘mercenaries’.
On some level you can agree with the former Manchester City and Newcastle midfielder on the idea of an ‘English football revolution’. As ticket prices soar across the country many fans are left dejected at the cost of following their team and in that respect he may have a point.
While I stop short of agreeing entirely with what Barton had to say it was still an interesting rant. So here are the Tweets in question…
Is everyone really that surprised by Chelsea-ovich getting rid of their latest play thing? Its football after all. If its not broken, fix it— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) November 21, 2012
The EPL. A game played by mercenaries. Managed by mercenaries. Owned by mercenaries. Ran by mercenaries. Ethics? Morals?Principles?— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) November 21, 2012
Don't delude yourself people. They care only for the revenue you bring through their consumeristic doors. Its the people's game no longer...— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) November 21, 2012
As they say, 'Power corrupts. And absolute power corrupts absolutely.' Can't be long till there is an English football revolution.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) November 21, 2012
Can only be a matter of time before the fans will of had enough...— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) November 21, 2012
Until then, mine and your opinion is a worthless as the digital format its is visual on...— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) November 21, 2012
What do you think of Barton’s latest Twitter interactions?
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