Joey Barton’s Twitter Changes Point to Rangers Exit Getting Closer

Joey Barton’s Twitter Changes Point to Rangers Exit Getting Closer

Joey Barton’s recent Twitter changes point to his Rangers career nearing an end.

The English midfielder is currently serving a ban which is now approaching its sixth week after a training ground bust-up last month.

He’s also been charged with breaking SFA betting rules and recent reports say he refused to attend a recent disciplinary message for the club.

So stories that Barton’s Rangers career is over shouldn’t come as a surprise – despite neither the player or club shedding any more light on his situation.

As his manager and team-mates prepare to take on Celtic in the Betfred Cup semi-final on Sunday, Barton has been making some small changes to his Twitter profile which suggest maybe his time is up at Ibrox.

After signing for the club back in May, Barton was quick to set his profile picture as an image of him standing on the club badge at Murray Park, holding a red, white and blue scarf alongside his son and representatives.

But he’s now changed that to another picture, without any references to Rangers, while adding #Kaizen – a Japanese word which means ‘change for better’:

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We could be looking too much into this, but Barton has previous for getting cryptic on Twitter and we wouldn’t put it past him using his account to subtly suggest something rather than come right out and say he’s leaving.

He did it back when he was in talks with Rangers, using lyrics from a Bob Dylan song to hint that he had decided to sign for the Ibrox club.

Rangers fans – is Joey finished at Ibrox?

Let us know in the comments below..


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