Former Newcastle midfielder lays into French defender on Twitter

Joey Barton

Joey Barton didn't hold back with his insight into Newcastle's 3-2 defeat against Everton.

The QPR midfielder watched the home side race into a 3-0 half-time lead, courtesy of a Romelu Lukaku brace and Ross Barkley drive.

Barton, who played for Newcastle between 2007 and 2011, described French defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa as "s***e" after getting his name wrong. He also issued a rallying cry for his former teammates to "show the pride that shirt deserves".

Here are some of Barton's tweets about the match: 

Is Barton's assessment of Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa fair or harsh? Let us know your thoughts. 

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