#twitterlygaming - Joey Barton special

#twitterlygaming - Joey Barton special

Friday, April 28, 2017 Posted by Sam Cooke
As Joey Barton faces a career ending ban from football for breaching F.A. rules and regulations around betting, we look at the best tweets from those in the industry.

It’s safe to say that the football world was rocked when, in the same day, news that West Ham and Newcastle had been raided for alleged tax fraud, Joey Barton was banned from footballing activity for eighteen months. The notorious Burnley midfielder has had a controversial career and he’s known to be thoroughly outspoken. The reason for his ban was related to his repeated breach of the Football Association’s rule and regulations surrounding gambling. The gambling industry was once again the hot topic in the public domain, and anti-betting media was quick to pounce. As always with any major occurrence, social media was in a frenzy. Here’s some of the best tweets surrounding the Barton controversy.

It’s safe to say that many in the industry feel that Barton’s ban was far too lengthy considering there was no accusations of corruption, nor match fixing and he has a proven addiction problem. Kevin Carpenter, sports lawyer drew comparisons to Eduardo’s horrific leg-break with this tweet:

Meanwhile, BeGambleAware reiterated that their services are available to anyone and everyone, regardless of wealth and status: 

Joey Barton himself took to Twitter to share his statement with the wider world. It’s an interesting read that reveals he once backed himself to score first with a £3 stake: 


Inopportune timing with Barton’s book being shortlisted for an award was taken by Joe’s columnist who goes by the name of Bearded Genius. He quipped in response to Barton’s statement that Joey would want his book to win but would be backing others: 

Meanwhile, Betway media man Alan Alger took a somewhat damning view of those prodding Joey Barton for his ban. He tweeted his surprise at another comment:


Robert Blaszczak had no sympathy for Joey Barton, implying that the fact he had bet against his own team (albeit without being involved) was enough for the penalty to be justfied:


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