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Joey Barton's old tweets about Burnley have come back to haunt him

The outspoken midfielder was involved in Twitter spat with Claret supporters in 2014.

Barton won't have endeared himself to the people of Burnley.
Barton won't have endeared himself to the people of Burnley.
Image: Scott Heppell

CHAMPIONSHIP SIDE BURNLEY announced yesterday that they had completed the signing of free-agent Joey Barton on a one-year deal.

The 32-year old had been released by Queens Park Rangers at the end of last season after they were relegated, alongside the Clarets.

The move to Turf Moor seemed like a good deal for both parties. Barton took to Twitter to tell fans he was “delighted” to join the club and reveal that it was the lure of working with manager Sean Dyche that swung the deal.

“He’s [Dyche] the most impressive guy I’ve sat in front of for a long, long time,” Barton said after signing his new contract.

The Burnley boss was also quick to heap praise on the outspoken midfielder, who he confirmed had been in negotiations with the club for almost eight weeks.

“I’m delighted we have Joey on board,” Dyche told Burnley’s website. ”He was very respectful when speaking about us at the end of last season and during the summer.”

Respectful? Unfortunately for Barton, fans across the country wasted little time in reminding him of his online spat with some Burnley supporters in 2014.

He is probably regretting these tweets now:

 

(h/t 101greatgoals)

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