Burnley midfielder Joey Barton has taken to social networking site Twitter to criticise Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew.
The former Newcastle United midfielder was not impressed with the way Pardew celebrated Palace’s goal in the FA Cup final against Manchester United on Saturday evening.
The Eagles broke the deadlock at the Wembley Stadium in London in the 78th minute through Jason Puncheon's powerful far-post finish.
Palace manager Pardew celebrated the strike with gusto, but he was left red-faced at the end of the match.
United restored parity through Juan Mata on 82 minutes and scored the winner in extra time through Jesse Lingard.
Barton, who worked with Pardew at Newcastle, has mocked the Englishman on Twitter for his celebration.
Actually wanted Palace to win till Pardew did that dance...— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) May 21, 2016
Such a smug thing to do that. Dance. As a manager after a goal. Nah. Hope to see him crying after the game. Pity cos I don't mind Pards.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) May 21, 2016
There just the rules. If you dance like a smug git, you deserve nowt but tears of defeat. Real painful ones... #FACupFinal— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) May 21, 2016
Barton is on the books of Premier League-bound Burnley at the moment, but his current contract runs out at the end of next month.
The 33-year-old English midfielder scored three goals and created 29 chances in 38 Championship appearances for the Clarets this past season.