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Joey Barton cancels his Sky subscription as rage continues over female pundits

Joey Barton cancels his Sky subscription as rage continues over female pundits

Joey Barton has cancelled his Sky subscription as he continues to rage over the use of female pundits in men's football.

Joey Barton has revealed he will cancel his Sky Sports subscription as he continues to protest female pundits appearing on football shows.

The former Premier League midfielder has been blasted for heavily criticising the use of female pundits to talk about the men's game.

He has now gone one step further and insisted that he won't pay for his Sky subscription until the shows are improved and they remove female pundits, as per The Mail.

Posting on X, Barton said: "'I only buy @SkySports for the football really. All the other channels are c***. Especially Sky Movies.

"Think that’s me done. If they don’t improve and remove all these Berks n*****g about and the Women on the football shows. I ain’t signing up again.

"They’re not getting anymore dough off me. Do the NFL and NBA have all these fools on these productions?".

Barton most recently managed Bristol Rovers, but since departing the League One club he has gone on a continuous tirade over the use of female pundits.

Recently he spoke about Football Focus presenter Alex Scott on his podcast and said that she was about to 'put Football Focus into the ground.'

Barton's comments highlight the level of misogyny still present in football, with Sports Personality of the Year winner Mary Earps recently admitting that "It's hard to give a calm response" when asked about it.

The 41-year-old began his professional career at Manchester City where he made 153 appearances before going on to have spells with Newcastle United, Queens Park Rangers, Rangers and Burnley.

He was known for being aggressive on the pitch and was handed an unprecedented 12-game ban for violent conduct whilst at QPR.

In a statement at the time, as per The Guardian, Barton said: "Throughout my career I am someone who has made mistakes and owned up to those mistakes and tried to learn from them."

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports/Joey Barton

Topics: Joey Barton, Sky Sports, Premier League