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Barton sticks up for 'gutless' Sunderland

ESPN staff
October 21, 2013
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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'.

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Leading Barton to criticise the journalist responsible for the remarks:

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