Joey Barton launches astonishing 'ladyboy' rant at Thiago Silva
Marseille's Joey Barton has provoked outrage over his 'ladyboy' comments on Twitter on Wednesday morning in a response to PSG defender Thiago Silva's criticism.
Barton took to Twitter this morning and posted a series of tweets acknowledging Thiago's ability as a footballer but left a parting shot towards the PSG captain.
The QPR loanee criticised Silva's decision to comment on Barton's verbal attack on fellow Seleção team-mate Neymar before bizarrely debating if the Brazilian was a 'ladyboy'.
2 questions for Thiago Silva. Firstly, Why are YOU talking about ME, in your press conference before PSG v Barca? Very strange.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) April 3, 2013
Baffles me, which way he's going. Is he a man changing to a woman or a woman changing to a man? Can't work it out.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) April 3, 2013
Silva had initially criticised Barton for his Twitter comments towards Neymar and slammed the midfielder, labelling him as little more than an attention-seeker.
Barton started the furore with a rant on Neymar after the Brazil vs Russia game, labelling the Santos star as 'football's version of Justin Bieber'.