Joey Barton, England’s would-be philosopher soccer warrior poet, gave us this interesting moment during the weekend’s QPR/Reading match. Barton’s former teammate at Newcastle United, Danny Guthrie, lay on the ground with an injury. Barton figured it would be a good time to give Guthrie’s groin a nice little massage with his cleats.
Lads will be lads right?
Barton took to Twitter to say it was a all a joke.
For all the nuggets fretting over the ball massage I gave Guth. Needn't worry I've check in with his misses, they are still in tact!—
Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) November 10, 2013
Considering Barton reportedly once put out a cigar in a teammate’s eye at the Manchester City Christmas party years ago, Guthrie got off easy with nothing more than a very public #balltickle.