Joey Barton and Piers Morgan trade insults in bitter row ahead of Question Time debate
The Mirror editor and the QPR midfielder, who have previously clashed on Twitter, will join a panel on Question Time this week
Insults are flying between Piers Morgan and controversial footballer Joey Barton ahead of the pair’s appearance on Question Time tomorrow.
Morgan and the QPR midfielder, who have previously clashed on Twitter, will join a panel including Universities Minister David Willetts on the BBC1 political panel show.
Barton tweeted a picture of a book titled British Politics for Dummies, telling Morgan he was “currently having this read to me” in preparation.
In reply, the broadcaster called Barton, who played for Marseille, “Le Pitbull”, telling him: “I don’t need to train for intelligent political debates. You however… well, best of luck.”
The combative Barton hit back, calling Morgan “nice but dim” and tweeted a picture of his nemesis’ head on the body of a super-sized sumo wrestler. “A visual representation of the struggle I have ahead of me,” he wrote.
Morgan once described Barton, recognised for his efforts to combat homophobia in football, as a “violent neanderthal thug”.
Their Twitter feud began when Morgan taunted Barton after he received a 12-match ban for an on-field indiscretion. Barton called Morgan an “elitist prat”.
Labour MP Margaret Curran and newly elected UKIP MEP Louise Bours will be hoping to get word in on Thursday’s Question Time, which will be filmed at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 2 and screened at 10.35pm on BBC1.
- 1 Sabina Altynbekova, the girl branded 'too good looking' for volleyball, says social media obsession with her is a 'bit much'
- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
- < Previous
- Next >
£350 - £400 per annum + competitive: Orgtel: Project Manager (specializing in ...
£30000 - £34000 Per Annum 25 days holiday, Private healthcare: Clearwater Peop...
Unpaid: Cancer Research UK: If you’re a professional in project management, lo...
£85 - £140 per day: Randstad Education Cheshire: We require a teacher of Geogr...