Haha, Joey Barton really is an idiot |
To put it into perspective, this article was brought up on Football365s Mediawatch the other day:
Is He Being Funny? He's Being Funny, Right? Right?
I think Joey has somewhat missed the point.
We're really not sure what to make of a section from Martin Samuel's column in The Daily Mail today.
'Could just one footballer please come out and be gay, so everybody can be really cool about it and the sport can get on with its life? Just one, it's not much to ask surely?
'Football is beginning to sound a little desperate with its pleading. Rugby, cricket, they've all had their gay watershed moment. And until football does, too, it will continue to be presumed that the sport has not evolved enough to handle male homosexuality.'
Erm, sure Martin, let's push someone out of the closet before they're ready so we can find something new to talk about. Is this a joke? Is he being funny? We're not sure. He continues:
'So here's a thought. Joey Barton continues his quest for intellectual and social respectability. Why not come out as gay? Instant credibility, instant respect, untouchable by the Football Association or future employers. His past misdeeds mentally reprocessed and explained. Well, of course he put his cigar out in that bloke's face, Gary. He was a tortured soul, forced to live a lie.'
Oh. It is a joke. He is being funny. Well, obviously he's not actually being funny, but perhaps we should take our moral, PC, pinko sensibilities and get a sense of hum...oh, he's not finished?
'And imagine the new material. A never-ending treasure trove for Barton's Twitter feed: Alexander the Great, Leonardo da Vinci, Oscar Wilde, Lady Bunny.
'And, let's face it, with that new accent, he's probably halfway there.'
There you go. Bit of a silly French accent = half homosexual.
And people wonder why no gay footballer has come out, eh?