Former Rangers forward Kris Boyd has annihilated Joey Barton after his rant about why he left Ibrox after just eight appearances in 2016.
Barton, despite a training ground bust-up, shocking form and a row with Mark Warbuton, decided to blame the quality of his then-team-mates at Ibrox for the reason to why he was not able to adapt to Scottish football.
Kilmarnock goal machine Boyd was having none of that though and destroyed the former England and Manchester City midfielder for his claim by saying that it was in fact him who was at fault for his poor play at Ibrox.
“Rangers got beat 5-1 the game he played. We also played against them a couple of weeks before that and we should have beaten them as well.
“What I can remember from that night was, you know, he’s talking about players not seeing passes. Well no wonder because he nearly hit the corner flag with every one he had.
“All he did was chip it into the corner and hope for wingers to go and chase it.”
Boyd has also confessed his frustration about the Ibrox flop, suggesting that he could make a very point if he wasn’t constantly trying to grab headlines with outlandish claims.
“What annoys me most about Joey Barton is that he’s a very intelligent guy that speaks well but when he comes on a radio station and behaves the way he behaves, trying to get attention, trying to get people to phone in, for me I don’t really pay much attention to it,” he added.
Football Insider verdict
Boyd is spot on. Barton goes on about how he was a successful player in the Premier League but he wasn’t. No one in England sees Barton as a good player and they would all be gutted to see someone like him sign for their club. It’s really hard to see how he managed to spend so long in the Premier League, maybe it was the attention that he seemed to grab? Any publicity is good publicity. Old habits certainly do not die though with this wannabe, who seems intent on bringing up his disastrous spell in Scotland for everyone to hammer him about it every other month.