Troublemaker Footballer Joey Barton can’t stay out of trouble.
The Olympique de Marseille midfielder has been summoned by the French Football Federation’s ethics committee after he called Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva an ‘overweight ladyboy’ on Twitter. He also made other disparaging remarks of Silva’s weight and called him a transsexual.
Olympique Marseilles issued out an apology on behalf of its controversial player. ‘Olympique Marseilles and Joey Barton wish to apologise to Thiago Silva and his club for the inappropriate comments the English player made on social media in the past 36 hours,’ it said.
Olympique Marseilles officials have asked Joey Barton to end the row between him and the Brazilian defender. The OM midfielder has promised to end right now the publication of any invidious comments against Thiago Silva.
Meanwhile, Barton has described the former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, who died aged 87, as ‘an old witch’ who would not have ‘a place in paradise’.
‘I could say ‘rest in peace Maggie’, but it wouldn’t be true. If paradise exists, there wouldn’t be a place for that old witch there’, Barton also wrote on Twitter.