As Manchester United legend turns 40, there is one player refusing to jump on the celebratory bandwagon.
Whatever Joey Barton has done in the past, you can't accuse him of mincing his words.
Many players, pundits and fans have been waxing lyrical on the legend Ryan Giggs has created for himself in the Premier League. With nearly 1000 appearances over twenty-three seasons he has certainly been one of British football's brightest superstars.
And while not denying Gigg's brilliance on the pitch, Barton, himself more than familiar to a little bit of scandal, was quick to dampen claims the Welshman is a hero on his Twitter.
See below for what Barton's thoughts on the matter:
Giggs has done unbelievable to get to 40. Still a vital player for United. Some career he's had.The British Paolo Maldini. #legend— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) November 29, 2013
Still can't have him for getting up his brothers bird though. Great player but can't be doing that. No matter how much of a top player he is— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) November 29, 2013
If you all want to put Giggs on a pedestal, then thats your right. I am merely pointing out that what he did was as low as it gets.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) November 30, 2013
The QPR star went on to weigh rumours about John Terry's personal life to those of Giggs, saying there was no comparison.
..JT's behaviour, you want your heads testing. A hero Giggs? Bang your brothers bird. I don't care how good you are, you sir are a c***!— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) November 30, 2013
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