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Barton sticks up for 'gutless' Sunderland
Sunderland will be glad to know that Joey Barton is fighting their corner after he slammed a journalist for rating the players as 'gutless' following their thumping at Swansea.
New boss Gus Poyet did not enjoy a winning start to his managerial career at Sunderland as the Black Cats were hammered 4-0 by Swansea, which led one journalist from the Daily Mirror in his player ratings to name the majority of them 'gutless'.
Leading Barton to criticise the journalist responsible for the remarks:
I'm all for saying people have played badly. Game of opinions after all. But gutless? Poor. Yes. Gutless. Some statement. Very personal.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) October 21, 2013
I dislike 5under1and as much as anyone. Couldn't believe my eyes. Bang out of order. Hahaha after Bardsley. Distasteful. Is that journalism?— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) October 21, 2013
Love to see the guy who wrote it play. Maybe they should invite him over to training. He's obviously a man of incredible fortitude.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) October 21, 2013
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