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Roy Keane aims dig at Joey Barton on Stick to Football podcast amid vitriolic claims on women's game

Roy Keane aims dig at Joey Barton on Stick to Football podcast amid vitriolic claims on women's game

He aimed a dig at Barton.

Roy Keane aimed a dig at Joey Barton on the latest Stick to Football podcast.

In the past month, Barton has issued a series of misogynistic social media posts targeting respected female broadcasters and former players.

The ex-Newcastle, Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers midfielder’s broad claim is that “women shouldn’t be talking with any kind of authority on the men’s game.”

The latest target of his post was Rachel Brown-Finnis, a former Liverpool and England goalkeeper, who was a pundit in the broadcast of the Reds' 2-0 win at Burnley on Amazon Prime.

Barton branded it “nonsense” and “tokenism” that Brown-Finnis was selected to speak about the Premier League encounter.

Barton has received heavy scrutiny for his rebrand from a large contingent of the football community, with former Manchester United skipper and notorious football hardman Keane the latest to take aim at the former City player’s comments.

On a special episode of the Stick to Football podcast and YouTube show, Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher took on Keane and Ian Wright in a quiz hosted by Paddy McGuinness.

And in a head-to-head round McGuinness asked Keane and Wright’s team who out of Chelsea boss Emma Hayes and ex-Everton manager David Moyes spent longer at their respective club.

Keane and Wright deliberated over the answer as Neville suggested that they “phone a friend” for help.

Keane cheekily joked in response: “I might call Joey Barton. Joey would know.”

Ultimately, Wright called Hayes who revealed that at the end of this term, it would be her twelfth season at Chelsea, a year longer than Moyes’ time with the Toffees.

Barton’s vitriolic tirade against the women’s game has had several targets, with United shot-stopper Mary Earps having received particular criticism after her Sports Personality of the Year victory earlier this month.

Despite initially congratulating Earps, Barton went on to claim she had “not won a sausage” and called her a “big sack of spuds”.

In another post, he demanded that ex-Lioness star Alex Scott “shouldn't commentate on the men's game”.

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Topics: Joey Barton, Roy Keane, Football, Womens Football