Barton: 'What's Wrong With The Game? Tevez!'

14 October 2012 11:10
Former Toon midfielder Joey Barton has labelled Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez as a mercenary.

Barton is on loan at French side Marseille.

Barton is currently serving a 12-match ban for his actions at the Etihad when he kicked out at the Argentine.

Joey Barton: “Tevez? He’s a mercenary.

“You can’t really back him.

"Sure, I’m a hoodlum, I’ve got into scrapes - but Tevez is someone who in the last six months has gone on strike, gone off to Argentina to play golf, tried to get himself sacked.

“If that’s not the epitome of what’s wrong with modern players, I don’t know what is.

"And don’t forget, Tevez punched me first.”