Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Barton Told Liverpool To Back Suarez

Joey Barton is set to cause yet another Twitter storm after the Marseille midfielder said Liverpool ‘would be mad’ not to back Luis Suarez after the Uruguayan bit Branislav Ivanovic during his side’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea.

Despite almost unanimous criticism of Suarez from pundits, the media and fans on Twitter, Barton – never one to shirk an opportunity for controversy – decided to add his opinion into the mix, causing uproar as he called for Liverpool to back their divisive striker.

Suarez, who has previously been banned for seven matches for biting Otman Bakkal while playing for Ajax just three years ago, is now set to face action from the Football Association.

But Barton believes the Uruguayan should be allowed to get away with his hungry antics because he is a good player.

‘Suarez is a good as a player as there is in world football at the minute. Yes, he’s messes up and shouldn’t have bitten another player, but a player like him has a right to play on the edge,’ Barton tweeted.

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