Barton sparks online backlash with image of golf wedge he won at Ibrox

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JOEY BARTON has sparked an online backlash by sharing a photo of the only trophy he won during his controversial time at Ibrox – a golf club.

Football fans were quick to react to the post and point out that it wasn’t the only wedge he left the club with after a rumoured £200,000 contract pay-off.

The 34-year-old midfielder only stayed at Rangers for a few short months before leaving the club after an alleged training ground bust-up with teammate Andy Halliday.

However, Barton didn’t leave empty handed, along with his contract pay-off, the Liverpudlian also won a Callaway wedge after winning a Rangers golf day.

The blue golf club is emblazoned with the Rangers badge and his name as well as a red and white Callaway logo to match the Glasgow club’s colours.

 

Barton won the club after an Ibrox golf day

 

 

Despite making just five appearances for the Gers, one of which included the 5-1 Old Firm defeat to Celtic, Barton shared a picture of his new club on social media, sparking a backlash from Scottish football fans.

The ex-England international shared an image of his custom-made club on Twitter last night with the caption: “Thanks to @CallawayNickMc and the guys @CallawayGolfEU for my custom made wedge for winning Ibrox golf day. Lovely trophy.”

His followers were quick to react to his controversial post.

One asked: “Who you going to hit with that at training?”

One commented: “That’s not the only wedge you walked away with.”

One wrote: “Probably the hardest you tried during time in Glasgow, live to regret your half a***d attitude to fitness from day one.”

Another commented: “You need to be better at golf than you were at playing football for sevco.”

Whilst one wrote: “Glad you won something other than hide and seek whilst you were there.”

Barton has now signed for his former club, Burnley, in the English Premier League.
He came off the bench to score the winner from a free-kick on his debut against Southampton two weeks ago.

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