Wear a visor if you are anywhere near Joey Barton, friends and foes alike. The man likes going after your eyes!
This is beyond wow! Jermaine Pennant is small potatoes compared to what City’s Joey Barton has gone and done. After assaulting a team mate, Ousmane Dabo on the training grounds, Barton has fled England and is holed up at a golfing resort at the Algarve.
Barton is out of the City squad as he should be and Dabo is considering legal action against him. Barton’s assault left Dabo unconscious and while lying on the ground, Barton reportedly used his fingers to try and gouge Dabo’s eyes out, leaving him with two black eyes and a detached retina. Barton has a thing for gouging out eyes having tried the same thing with City player Jamie Tandy with a cigar at a Xmas party last year.
Barton’s talent makes him a much sought after player and both Everton and Sunderland are keen on bagging him but this sort of stuff really makes you wonder. Do you really need a player with such a short fuse?
The Telegraph has more on the incident >>