Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Joey Barton - the footballer who talked sense and the hero of my Dark Side - has been 'arrested on suspicion of assault and criminal damage following an alleged argument with a taxi driver in Liverpool earlier this month.' Again I feel a certain empathy. I always get angry in Liverpool and taxi drivers can be an appalling provocation. Unlike your average brawling, vastly overpaid contender for the worst football team in the world, there is method in young Joey's madness. Doubtless, Liverpool will wring an apology out of him, it is a speciality of that self-important city. But, in time, Joey will triumph with an award-winning autobiography entitled Liverpool: My Part in its Downfall.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 7:25 am