London: Queens Park Rangers captain Joey Barton, who is often in the headlines for his eccentric on and off the field antics, has foul-mouthed former footballers Alan Shearer and Gary Lineker on Twitter.
Barton, who was sent off during his side’s clash with Manchester City on Sunday, hit out after the pundits criticised him last night during a televised football programme.
Shearer had criticised Barton for elbowing Carlos Tevez, sticking a knee in the back of Sergio Aguero and attempting to head butt City captain Vincent Kompany during the match.
“Shearers still on my case... I know I f****** up Alan, thanks for stating the obvious,” Barton posted on twitter.
“I really don’t like that p****, in fact I honestly despise him,” he tweeted further.
Lineker later took to Twitter to defend his friend saying Barton was trying to deflect attention from his red card by attacking his co-presenter.
But Barton said: “No deflections here mate. Think the fact about 100m people seen it will see to that. Just don`t like how he gets personal.”
Lineker, 51, then asked: “Still raging then? Still kicking out? And still, presumably. Misunderstood? But only by yourself, I suspect.”
Barton tweeted back: “Do u wanna go there publicly "Mr Squeaky Clean," before going on to say he would expose "skeletons" in Lineker`s ‘vast closet’.”
He then tweeted again saying: "mind ur manners Squeaky..." before adding: "now back under your stone you odious little toad...”
Barton could face an extended ban over his behaviour on top of the automatic four-match ban he has already got for the red card. He later apologized to the fans for his red card.