Twitter without Joey Barton is simply not the same. One of the most vocal footballers on the social networking site, the Queens Park Rangers midfielder had gone silent since the start of the month.
That’s because QPR had secured their place in the Championship playoffs and were preparing to return to the Premier League. Since May 4 until Saturday evening, Barton did not post anything on Twitter. He made it clear to his 2.52 million followers that he will not speak about anything during this period.
Our season comes down to 3 wars in May. I am going to leave twitter now till the evening of May 24th. #findaway— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) May 4, 2014
And then on Saturday evening Barton came back, and how! On Saturday afternoon, QPR scored a late winner against Derby County in the Championship playoff final to return to the Premier League. It was not the prettiest of victories, but Bobby Zamora’s 90th-minute strike proved enough for the London outfit to reclaim their place in the English top flight.
After celebrating with his teammates and basking in glory, Barton made a couple of posts on Twitter in the evening, reveling in what should be acknowledged as a successful 2013-14 campaign for manager Harry Redknapp and his players.
Interestingly, Barton did not make any posts about Saturday evening’s Champions League final. But then again, who can blame him? He and his QPR teammates are returning to the Premier League and for them, that is far more important than Real Madrid winning their 10th European Cup.