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Video: Ex-Palace Chairman Simon Jordan Absolutely Nails Joey Barton

Video: Ex-Palace Chairman Simon Jordan Absolutely Nails Joey Barton

Ex-Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan absolutely nailed Joey Barton this morning for his controversial comments about David Unsworth.

The former Burnley midfielder caused controversy earlier this week when he said Unsworth’s weight contributes to him not being right as Everton manager.

Unsworth is in temporary charge of the club after Ronald Koeman’s sacking, but Barton doesn’t believe he’s the right man to lead them long term.

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And the comment about his weight appears to be Barton’s biggest observation of the Toffees legend’s suitability for being a manager.

Barton has rightly been criticised for his opinion, given on talkSPORT, but former Palace chief Jordan, speaking on the same radio station this morning, went in on him like no one else has.

Jordan made the point that Barton may struggle to enforce discipline in his players if he ever goes on to become a manager. The ex-Rangers and Newcastle midfielder has had no shortage of ill-discipline in his career.

Here’s what Jordan had to say on the matter:

It’s difficult to disagree with Jordan given the very valid point he brings up about Barton not being the perfect role model himself.

Now we wait for Joey’s response. Oh, wait – we probably shouldn’t expect one:

But we’d be shocked if Barton didn’t bite at some point today.

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