Former Man City player Joey Barton under fire for sexist tweets about women commenting on football

Barton left his job as Bristol Rovers manager last month, and has re-emerged on social media with a strange rant over women commentating on men&aposs football.

He wrote: “Women shouldnt be talking with any kind of authority in the mens game. Come on. Lets be serious. Its a completely different game. If you dont accept that. We will always see things differently.

“The womens game is thriving. Fantastic to see. I cannot take a thing they say serious in the mens arena.”

In another post, he said: “Any man who listens to Women commentary or co-comms needs their heads testing”

Barton&aposs backwards views included him referring to men&aposs football as &aposfar superior&apos to women&aposs, and in one post he criticised a female employee of City – who Barton represented between 2002-2007 – previewing a recent game. The club declined to comment.

He continued his string of posts by replying to those criticising him in further sexist and misogynistic terms.

Among those hitting back was broadcaster Laura Woods, who wrote: “Usually avoid these conversations as I don&apost like adding more oxygen. But throwing young bloggers to the wolves is wrong …. Joey&aposs entitled to his own opinion. If he feels that strongly about women in the men&aposs game, he could ask for a private conversation with the broadcasters and state his case.