Football's pantomime villain attended the Emirates Stadium last night to lend his support to the side he spent a loan period representing…
Olympique Marseille fell behind within 30 seconds of their duel with their North London hosts Arsenal in match-day five of the Champions League providing fans wearing red and white much to cheer about on Tuesday, November 26.
However, the support just wasn't there according to prominent Englishman Joey Barton, who joined the colourful Marseille support in the away end of the Emirates Stadium.
Barton, 31, joined Queens Park Rangers from Newcastle United in August, 2011 but was sent to Marseille the following year on loan where he played 25 Ligue 1 matches despite missing a vast number of games at the start of the season due to a lengthy suspension.
Barton's experience at Ashburton Grove will no doubt have been marred by Jack Wilshere's exquisite opening goal on minute one, punctuated further by a second strike just after the hour but the impression that will have lasted will be the 'quiet' 57,500 home fans who were seemingly out-chanted by the 2,500 traveling Frenchmen.
So quiet here tonight at Highbury...— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) November 26, 2013
Pity about the result. Arsenal much too strong tonight...— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) November 26, 2013
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