CELTIC superfan Sir Rod Stewart has launched a scathing attack on Rangers flop Joey Barton after his comments about his eight-game ‘career’ at Ibrox, as Scotzine reported.
The 75-year-old rocker was far from impressed by the former Manchester City and Newcastle United midfielder in the game at Parkhead on September 10 when the Ibrox side were thrashed 5-1 by Brendan Rodgers’ side.
Moussa Dembele staged a one-man demolition job with a hat-trick while Scott Sinclair and Stuart Armstrong added the others in a landslide victory for the champions.
Sir Rod was in the stand that eventful afternoon and he voiced his opinion in a message via the Daily Record.
He said: “To a very delusional Mr Joey ‘one cap’ Barton.
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“I was at the 5-1 drubbing you received at the hands of Celtic and I’ve watched it back a few times, have you? Probably not. You had a mare, mate – by far the worst Rangers player on the pitch.
“Scott Brown won every 50-50 ball. Your contribution was minimal.
“You are not a great player and you never were and, believe me, there are many poor players in the English Premier League.
“Don’t take this personally, mate, but just leave Scottish football alone – we’re fine without you.
“You are no De Bruyne, no Gascoigne, no Beckham or Best and certainly no Scott Brown. You were just an average player who could take a decent throw-in!”
The veteran musician couldn’t resist one final dig at Barton who had claimed he would be the best player in Scotland following his move from Burnley to Ibrox in the summer of 2016.
He asked: “Oh, and by the way, what you doing now? Sir Rod Stewart CBE.”
FOOTNOTE: Barton is manager at League One side Fleetwood Town.