Rangers needed to pick up all three points from their league game against Manchester City away from home on Sunday to maintain any chance of remaining in the English top flight for the 2015-16 campaign.
However, the London outfit were hammered 6-0 by City at the Etihad Stadium, with Argentina international striker Sergio Aguero scoring a hat-trick.
After the defeat and the subsequent relegation to the Championship, Barton made the following posts on Twitter:
Gutted for everyone involved with the football club. Today was embarrassing but it's not been good enough since July.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) May 10, 2015
You get out of life what you put in. Hurts to say but the league table does not lie. We don't deserve to stay in this league.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) May 10, 2015
We have to finish our last two games with integrity and as a club come back stronger for this painful experience.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) May 10, 2015
Sorry to all the fans who have spent their hard earned money supporting us up and down the country all season. I feel what you feel.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) May 10, 2015
Barton is a very vocal figure, and from his posts above, it does seem that he is genuinely upset and sorry for the fans.
QPR do have a good team, but over the course of the season, the players have not performed well.
Rangers’ away form has been terrible, and even at Loftus Road they have dropped points that they should not have.
It now remains to be seen if QPR will be able to bounce straight back to the Premier League.