Joey Barton has taken to Twitter to declare that he should be referred to as Joe rather than Joey.
The 29-year-old, who named himself @Joey7Barton on the social networking website, said that he does not take kindly to being called Joey in person.
Barton tweeted: "Really couldn't be arsed correcting everyone that calls me Joey. Not as precious to demand that people call me Joe. Just remember...
"if you call me Joey when we meet. I will instantly in my head be thinking, "What a f*cking bellend this cat is!" FYI."
The Queens Park Rangers midfielder has since tweeted that he will change his Twitter username to @Joe7Barton.