After Luis Suarez bit Giorgio Chiellini in Tuesday's World Cup match between Uruguay and Italy, you would have been hard pressed to find someone coming to his defence. Cue Joey Barton.
The notorious midfielder, currently plying his trade at QPR, has never been one to shy away from controversial opinions. And to be honest, his first tweet on the Suarez saga seemed pretty level-headed.
I love Suarez. I love his passion for the game. I would have him on my team everyday of the week. I am also aware you can't defend him here.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) June 25, 2014
"You can't defend him here," Barton said, before proceeding to pretty much do exactly that.
All things considered I'd rather receive a bite than a leg breaking challenge. Whilst he should be punished, it is not the end of the world.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) June 25, 2014
Getting less mainstream now...
He's a winner. If that means he occasionally steps over the line between right and wrong, than thats what comes with the territory...— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) June 25, 2014
Winners don't need to worry about right and wrong...
Nobody's perfect...— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) June 25, 2014
This is certainly true. But nearly everybody refrains from biting other human beings.