Joey Barton: 'Call me Joe Barton'

Joey Barton
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Joey Barton takes to Twitter to request that he be called Joe, rather than Joey.

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.

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