July 13th, 2011

America doing its bit

Posted in The Job - General by 200

Whilst checking the day’s news stories to find something for today’s entry, I happened across a football story, or rather a footballer story.

I’ve mentioned Joey Barton a couple of times, he with a penchant for violently√ā¬†assaulting√ā¬†people. Back in 2008 he was earning √ā¬£65,000 having been sentenced to two terms of imprisonment for separate assaults on a member of the public and a team mate, one term of which was suspended.

His team, Newcastle, are off to America for a pre-season jolly and Barton has been denied a visa due to his criminal record so he won’t be going. Instead he has to settle for a trip with the reserve team to Holland.

He has apparently posted on his Twitter page that he didn’t expect to be treated any differently from any other person in the same situation, but went on to say that it was hypocritical of the Americans ‘considering what they get up to’. He added, “I√ā¬†can’t be bothered dwelling on negatives, this is my last post about the visa situation.”

I suppose it is a real pain being reminded that you are a violent thug all the time.

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  1. R/T says:

    In the words of Nelson Muntz – “HA, HA!”

    July 14th, 2011 at 05:59

  2. Kynon says:

    Overpaid ball-kicker in “finding out that actions have consequences” shocker!

    It’s pretty widely known that the US don’t tend to let in many foreign people with criminal convictions in that regard he really isn’t being treated any differently than anyone else!

    July 14th, 2011 at 06:37

  3. Tony F says:

    Twat, should be locked up.

    July 14th, 2011 at 19:03

  4. Oldcopper says:

    The hypocritical comment related to the fact that the US allowed him in a week or two back when he was on holiday.

    July 15th, 2011 at 20:27

  5. marc says:

    Perhaps when he went on his hols he lied about criminal convictions (they do ask you know) but as the match was a business visit, all applications were handled by the club ans they HAD to declare them. So maybe he’s a liar as well as a thug?

    July 17th, 2011 at 14:04

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