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Joey Barton lashes out at Loftus Road boo boys

The midfielder was jeered as he left the pitch with Rangers one down against Liverpool last night. They ultimately won 3-2.

Joey Barton: unhappy with fans.
Joey Barton: unhappy with fans.
Image: Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

QPR MIDFIELDER JOEY BARTON has hit back at QPR fans for booing him off the pitch against Liverpool last night after a poor performance.

The Loftus Road club found themselves 1-0 down when the former Newcastle midfielder was subsituted in the 62nd minute for Jamie Mackie.

But it was Mackie who provided the finishing touch to QPR’s incredible 3-2 comeback against Liverpool after scoring the winner in the final minute of the game. After the game, 29-year-old Barton took to Twitter to express his disappointment with his own personal performance and voice his opinions on the boo-boys.

Barton said via his Twitter account: “I was awful tonight. Worst I’ve ever played in my career.  Disappointed with fans booing, were (sic) meant to be in it together.

“They won’t break me, guaranteed. I’ve been through much worse.  Enough of the negative sh*t anyway. What a f***ing result, great spirit shown by the boys and loyal fans tonight. Not the bells that booed.”

Yet the hot-headed midfielder, who is no stranger to Twitter controversy, was quick to emphasise the importance of his team’s win and his delight at the comeback.

Barton also posted: “But we WON…….and that’s the most important thing. Onwards and upwards.  Form is temporary, class is permanent.”

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