'Stupid' Joey Barton responds to personal attack from Israeli captain Yossi Benayoun
Published 25/07/2014 | 12:01
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.
@YossiBenayoun15 Last but not least, I hope you and your family are safe and well and remain so through this terrible time. xx— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) July 25, 2014
@YossiBenayoun15 Thirdly, you cannot remove people from their land because a fictional book from thousands of years ago tells you can.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) July 25, 2014
@YossiBenayoun15 Firstly, you cannot call somebody stupid with such bad grammar. Secondly, you cannot and should not kill innocent children.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) July 25, 2014