Joey Barton Goes to War with Burnley Fans on Twitter

Will Tidey@willtideySenior Manager, GlobalMay 4, 2014

DERBY, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Joey Barton of Queens Park Rangers looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Queens Park Rangers on February 10, 2014 in Derby, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

It started, says Joey Barton, with the QPR midfielder's treatment at the hands of Burnley fans.

Barton has been looking for revenge, and he took some on Sunday via his favourite medium of communication these days, Twitter.

Burnley fans responded in kind.

Barton fired back.

Burnley have already been promoted to the Premier League next season by virtue of their runners-up finish in the Championship. To join them, QPR must negotiate the play-offs.

Barton is ready for the challenge, it seems.

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