Rangers legend Ally McCoist has taken a huge dig at Joey Barton after his latest comments about Rangers.
Barton had previously said that he left Rangers because the standard of football was so low, slating not just his former club but the whole of the Premiership, which he called “Sunday League”.
Barton had been talking on Alan Brazil’s breakfast show on talkSPORT and McCoist was the latest guest – and he had a very different memory of Barton’s career in Scotland.
As quoted in the Scottish Sun, McCoist said: “That’s a cry for help. That there…is he serious?
“Joey, let’s get together – he’s obviously not recovered from his stint in Scotland.
“He’s suggesting that…making passes that people weren’t reading.
“I must’ve missed those passes.
“What I didn’t miss was the 5-1 doing we got at Celtic Park when Joey played in the middle of the park with [Niko] Kranjcar.
“We got absolutely over ran.”
Former Scotland international Brazil then also had a go too, adding that when he was interviewing Barton he wanted to ask him about Scott Brown.
“I thought, ask him, ask him. Have you got out of Scott Brown’s pocket yet? Then I went, no.”
Football Insider verdict:
For someone who only played eight games for Mark Warburton’s Rangers, Barton is making a very long career out of slagging his former club off. McCoist set him straight and Brazil’s dig was funny too. The fact is that Barton knows what happened to him up in Scotland. He got found out and disgraced himself towards the end of his career. That’s nothing to be ashamed of. Trying to revise history and painting yourself as the only decent footballer in the Premiership? That’s something Barton should call a halt on before he really embarrasses himself. When Rangers legends side with Scott Brown against you, you know your time is up.
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