Newcastle allow Barton to leave

Barton is famous for his ill-behaviour and reckless timing in the tackle.

The mindless midfielder said on Twitter: “Somewhere in those high echelons of NUFC, they have decided, I am persona non grata. I am on a free but the honour of wearing those B+W stripes, surpasses that. One day the board might realise, what the shirt signifies. HONOUR and PRIDE. Thanks for your continued support……….. #toonarmy.”

As a result the club’s patience with the average midfielder finally ran out and he is now on a free, though it is doubtful whether many clubs will want to take a chance on a player with a bad reputation both on and off the pitch.