Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton criticises Neymar again following Clásico display
Controversial English midfielder Joey Barton was one of millions watching the El Clásico yesterday and once again he felt it was the perfect time to criticise Brazilian superstar Neymar.
The summer signing from Santos failed to impress in the sensational seven goal thriller and throughout the game he received blast after blast from Queens Park Rangers midfielder Barton on social network site Twitter.
The 31-year-old former Marseille loanee started off with: “Neymar?? Pedro or Alexis should be playing. He’s rope…”
Before Barton went on to label Neymar again as the Justin Bieber of football with “fancy Barca if they drag Bieber off #showpony.”
The QPR player eased off his criticism for a while before coming back with a final flurry after Neymar had won his team a penalty and ensured Sergio Ramos would pick up a red card.
Barton added: “Neymar just before he gets the shepherds wins a penalty. Looking for it and goes down easy. Ramos red. Messi scores. Come on Barca.”
The one capped England international held back his most controversial comments for his last two tweets on the 22-year-old though.
Barton dismissed claims that the Brazilian is on par with Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronalod, Luis Suárez or Zlatan Ibrahimović.
“Anybody who speaks of Neymar in the same breath as Messi, Ronaldo, Suarez or Ibra wants their head testing,” Barton exclaimed.
“He’s miles away. #showpony. Neymar off. Barca win. Not rocket science.”