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irishone
20 Apr 24 08:06
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Aint they got anything better to do ?

The former Premier League footballer Joey Barton has been visited by police over comments posted on social media.

Cheshire Police said it had received "reports of offences under the Communications Act".

It said officers had made "multiple attempts" to arrange a voluntary interview with a 41-year-old man originally from Liverpool.

Mr Barton said he understood the visits were over "something I've tweeted".

He told the BBC he had "no clue" which specific posts formed part of the police enquiry.

In his post on X, Mr Barton said two officers had knocked on his door at 21:30 BST on Thursday "when [his] kids were in bed".

Mr Barton said in the post that he had given the officers his solicitor's contact details.

He also said his solicitor had tried to contact a sergeant at the force but had been unsuccessful.

"Either it’s a shambles or an attempt to intimidate me and my family", he added in his social media post.

A spokesperson for Cheshire Police said: "To date, we have not had any response from his legal representatives and we await further contact."

Mr Barton has been criticised in recent months for comments attacking female footballers and football pundits.

In January, sports minister Stuart Andrew described his attacks as "dangerous" and warned they "opened the floodgates for abuse".

Former England striker and broadcaster Eni Aluko has criticised X for allowing Mr Barton and others to "vomit hatred unchecked".

Mr Barton began criticising her punditry in January and described Ms Aluko and another female pundit, Lucy Ward, as the "the Fred and Rose West of football commentary", referring to the Gloucestershire serial-killer couple.
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Report irishone April 20, 2024 8:09 AM BST
Any copper that investigates that should be sent down to Dover and put on a border patrol boat to see the sewage in the Channel
Report PorcupineorPineapple April 20, 2024 9:54 AM BST
Playing the victim now.



A tale as old as time.
Report Reynard April 20, 2024 11:36 AM BST
Mr Barton has been criticised in recent months for comments attacking female footballers and football pundits.

Definition of 'attacking' required Plain
Report Reynard April 20, 2024 11:40 AM BST
I watched an interview with Joey Barton on this subject and he used the word 'meritocracy' multiple times .
I think a meritocracy is part and parcel of a functioning society .
Of course , it's entirely possible I'm wrong and won't take offence if anybody suggests such .
Report Escapee April 20, 2024 11:46 AM BST
Cliffnotes:

UK police investigate crime, Irish man thinks it's outrageous.
Report Whisperingdeath April 20, 2024 12:14 PM BST
10 detectives investigating Angela Rayner for something that happened 10 years ago

People walking out of shops with food without paying. Police doing what?

I remember protestors sitting on the balcony of Oleg Deripaska being arrested when dozens of Police turned up. They even got a bulldozer. Deripaska easy even home. Funny enough he was a doner to the Conservative Party.

This is our England now.
Report Whisperingdeath April 20, 2024 12:16 PM BST
I am not really interested in Joey Barton and what he has to say. Big girls should be able to put him down.
Report dave1357 April 20, 2024 12:44 PM BST
Reynard • April 20, 2024 11:40 AM BST
I watched an interview with Joey Barton on this subject and he used the word 'meritocracy' multiple times .
I think a meritocracy is part and parcel of a functioning society .


It is, and women's sport is one, albeit men (all men) should be excluded for obvious reasons.
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