Former Rangers midfielder Joey Barton is back on his high-horse, calling Scottish football “Sunday league” – but the banned-footballer-turned-pundit must forget his cringeworthy attempts at trying to play “Sunday league.”
Barton’s comments on TalkSport, as quoted by the Daily Record, will have Rangers fans scratching their head after watching him try and keep up with the likes of Hamilton and Ross County.
The former Man City, Newcastle and Burnley midfielder looked out of his depth playing in the Scottish Premiership before leaving Ibrox a few months after arriving.
After arriving at Ibrox with a trophy-laden CV, Barton was made to regularly look foolish as footballing luminaries such as Darian McKinnon ran rings around him.
After a handful of appearances for the Gers a bust up with Mark Warburton ended his Ibrox career and led to a lengthy dispute as the midfielder tried his best to get out of dodge after struggling to cope with Scottish football.
Perhaps Barton is bitter at how things worked out in Scotland after coming to Rangers and talking the talk but failing horribly to walk the walk.
Then again, given Barton’s current ban from football, Sunday League is a level he probably aspires to at the moment.