Alan Shearer and Joey Barton had to be pulled apart during a furious dressing room row at Anfield, according to reports.
Shearer was steaming at the volatile midfielder for getting sent off for an ugly late challenge on Xabi Alonso during Newcastle's 3-0 defeat at Liverpool on Sunday.
The pair clashed immediately after the game and as Shearer ripped into the £5.8m former Manchester City star, telling him he had let himself and the club down, The Sun claims that Barton replied: 'You're a s*** manager with s*** tactics.'
The player and manager then had to be pulled apart just as they were about to come to blows.
So, who in their right mind would take Barton off Newcastle's hands now?