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Joey Barton's best and worst tweets

QPR footballer Joey Barton apologises on Twitter for describing Ukip as the best of 'four really ugly girls'

Footballer Joey Barton has apologised on Twitter after describing Ukip as the best of "four really ugly girls" on the BBC's Question Time programme.

During the live debate, Barton said that in the last election Ukip was the "best of a bad bunch". Then he added: "If I am somewhere and there were four really ugly girls, I'm thinking, 'Well, she's not the worst'."

The footballer later apologised on Twitter, telling Piers Morgan: "I may have upset one or two women with an ill-conceived metaphor."It isn't the first time Barton has used Twitter to get himself either into or out of hot water. Below are some of his best and worst tweets.

Joey on violence:

Violence always comes from a place of misunderstanding and low to zero self-worth, well mine did anyway.........#educatethem

 

— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) August 9, 2011

Joey on politics:

Hate to say this but I struggle with Ed Milliband because of his lisp. Sorry leader of the country cannot have a speech impediment #lispist

 

— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) July 20, 2011

Joey on telling the truth:

In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act. George Orwell

 

— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) August 2, 2011

Joey on TOWIE:

I actually despise the whole of that firm, mentally deficient, turn up at the opening of an envelope, fame hungry, prized ball bags. #TOWIE

 

— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) November 8, 2011

Joey vs Gary Lineker:

@GaryLineker now back under your stone you odious little toad...

 

— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) May 14, 2012

Joey vs the world:

I will gladly go to jail for a month, in the name of free speech. I have no problem with what I said. Make me a martyr.......

 

— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) February 5, 2012

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