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'Stupid' Joey Barton responds to personal attack from Israeli captain Yossi Benayoun

Published 25/07/2014 | 12:01

Joey Barton has been criticised by his views on the Middle East conflict by Israeli captian Yossi Benayoun
Joey Barton has been criticised by his views on the Middle East conflict by Israeli captian Yossi Benayoun

QPR midfielder Joey Barton has been described as “stupid” by Israeli captain Yossi Banayoun over his views over the current conflict in the Middle East.

Outspoken Barton, who was team-mate of the record cap holder for Israel until he left for Maccabi Haifa last month, has tweeted his disgust at the actions of the Israeli government as the death toll rises, but former the former Premier League player Benayoun took to social media to respond.

“Mate things can never changed  you have been stupid and you will stay stupid all your life.(sic) .embarrassing,” he said.

Barton responded to Benayoun’s line by re0iterating his beliefs. The former English international also wished Benayoun and his family well in light of the ongoing conflict.

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