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Joey Barton says Alex Scott ‘SHOULDN’T comment on men’s game’ in sexist rant

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JOEY Barton has said Alex Scott “SHOULDN’T commentate on the men’s game” in a fresh sexist rant.

It comes after the former Manchester City and Newcastle star went on a tirade on Twitter yesterday, claiming women are not qualified to talk about the men’s game.

Joey Barton slammed female commentators

His tirade included saying that women commentating on men’s football was the same as him “talking about knitting or netball” – and called those who disagreed with him “eunuchs” and “fart parcels”

Barton, 41, tonight defended his comments on Piers Morgan Uncensored on TalkTV – and slammed former England and Arsenal footballer Alex Scott.

During her footy career she won eight league titles, three WSL Cups and seven FA Cups.

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Scott also won the Champions League once, and two Community Shields.

However, Barton does not believe she is qualified enough to speak on men’s football.

When quizzed about her commentating he said, “she hasn’t played in it”. 

“One is 200 years old and one is about 40 years old… it’s the same rules but football is about a lot more than rules… The games are at two different speeds,” he said in his rant.

Barton said was the same as him commentating on Formula One just because he can drive a car.

He went on to say that great commentators would be overlooked if we were bowing down to tokenism. 

Piers also asked him if he could comment on World Cup football and Champions League if he hadn’t played in either category.

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Barton said: “I don’t care where you’re from or how many games you’ve played, but you have to have a body of work that  is credible to get you there… the world has gone crazy.”

The controversial star’s comments have received a huge backlash after the former Bristol Rovers boss said he does not think women pundits should be allowed to comment on the men’s game.

Barton’s tweeted: “Women shouldn’t be talking with any kind of authority in the men’s game. Come on. Let’s be serious.

“It’s a completely different game. If you don’t accept that. We will always see things differently.

“The women’s game is thriving. Fantastic to see.

“I cannot take a thing they say serious in the men’s arena.”

Hours after his initial tirade Barton doubled down on his comments and called out Manchester City’s social media manager.

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Barton also responded to several men taking issue with his comments by calling them “eunuchs”.

He also posted images of children’s dolls such as Action Man without any genitalia to emphasis his point.

TNT Sports presenter Woods leaped to the Man City media manager’s defence after Barton stated his desire to rid football of influencers.

Woods tweeted: “Usually avoid these conversations as I don’t like adding more oxygen. But throwing young vloggers to the wolves is wrong.

Source: The Sun

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