Many Glasgow Rangers fans were far from happy with a Twitter headline with regards to a story involving Bristol Rovers manager Joey Barton.
On the pitch, Barton is best known for his time in the Premier League with the likes of Manchester City, Newcastle United, QPR and Burnley. However, both he and many Rangers fans would probably like to forget his spell in Scotland, as he made just eight appearances for the 55-time Scottish champions (Transfermarkt).
In all fairness, his time at Ibrox was mainly forgettable, having had his contract terminated early following a training ground altercation and an investigation from the Scottish FA over alleged breaches of gambling rules (BBC).
Barton is once again in the news for the wrong reasons, with him now having been charged with assault, and the STV have decided to go with a questionable headline – they have decided to describe Barton as a “former Rangers midfielder“. Even if he did briefly play in Scotland, there are surely more relevant ways to describe him.
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The headline, which was shared on Twitter by STV, attracted plenty of attention from furious Gers supporters. These fans took to the social media platform to share their thoughts on how the story was presented.
Let’s see what these fans had to say about the Barton headline
“Absolutely appalling considering the guy played literally half a season for us and has had at least 2 other clubs since leaving us. Why am I not surprised”
“GET A GRIP WITH YOUR GUTTERPRESS REPORTING!! Former Rangers player?? 5 years since he made 5 appearances for @RangersFC”
“This is a bit laughable considering he’s the current manager of Bristol Rovers. Anything to paint Rangers in a negative light though eh”
“Very poor journalism”
“bet it felt great after typing that. Muppets.”
“Amateur journalism at its best!”
In other news, Rangers are set to sell this “faultless” ace.
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