Roy Keane aims dig at Joey Barton with former football star continuing to cause controversy

Roy Keane aims dig at Joey Barton with former football star continuing to cause controversy

WATCH NOW: Reaction as Joey Barton sparks controversy

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 28/12/2023

- 08:29

Updated: 28/12/2023

- 13:16

The former Manchester City, Newcastle and QPR star has been outspoken on social media in recent weeks

Roy Keane has aimed a dig at Joey Barton over his controversial views on female footballers, pundits and presenters.

The 41-year-old, who is currently without a job after being axed by Bristol Rovers in October, has been outspoken on social media.

Barton has caused controversy by suggesting women working on the men's game aren't up to the job.

He has also targeted Mary Earps, who was recently crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

Roy Keane Joey Barton

Roy Keane has aimed a dig at Joey Barton amid the former footballer's controversial views


And Keane has now aimed a sly dig at the former Manchester City, QPR and Newcastle star.

Appearing on the Stick to Football show, Keane took part in a quiz hosted by Paddy McGuinness.

McGuiness asked both Keane and Ian Wright who spent longer in their respective roles between Emma Hayes at Chelsea and David Moyes at Everton.

And Keane showed his sense of humour by saying: "I might call Joey Barton.

"Joey would know."

Barton has been refusing to back down amid a strong backlash to his opinions.

And he vented his fury earlier in the week after learning former Liverpool and England goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis would be working for Prime Video during the latest round of Premier League fixtures.

"Is this women pundit (Finnis-Brown) [sic] an international goalie? She’s at least a foot shorter than tortoise head and McManaman," he said.

"I’d chip her on her line.

"Why is she talking about the men’s game???

"Please stop this nonsense."

McGuiness, meanwhile, was asked about the BBC's decision to scrap A Question of Sport.

And the 50-year-old admitted he was devastated by the decision and hope it returns one day in the future.

"Oh my god," he said when quizzed on the subject by former Manchester United captain Gary Neville.

"Absolutely devastated (it got cancelled).


Joey Barton

Joey Barton is currently without a job following his departure from Bristol Rovers


"It's like in management, football, you go in, do your best, and that's that.

"But telly, you can be involved with a show and it'll run and run, or it'll finish and you move on, that's just the nature of the beast.

"But when Question of Sport, when they stopped it - and honestly think whether it's captains, me, whatever it is, whatever the reason, they say it's budget stuff, but it's all kind of stuff - I just think, it's going to come back.

"Because I'm a fan of it."

He continued: "Being around sportspeople, three lots of shows every day, sportspeople - from sports I wouldn't take much interest in, badminton or whatever - I loved it.

Mary Earps

Joey Barton was critical of Mary Earps after she won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award


"It's one of those ones where it's a heritage show - it's like Match of the Day, I know other football shows are available - but there are certain shows you watch and you go, 'god'.

"When I got that call I never hesitated.

"I loved it, and I really hope, whether it's me or anyone else, it comes back."

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