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More Joey Bartoff than Barton as move to West Ham collapses due to fan protests

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Joey Barton will not be joining West Ham after the club pulled out of talks over a potential deal following protests from fans.

Barton, released by QPR, had been expected to join on a free transfer.

Some fans had criticised the move on social media, citing the 32-year-old’s chequered history on and off the pitch.

West Ham chairman David Gold tweeted to confirm  there would be no deal, while Barton posted a video to say he had “no hard feelings” over the matter.

Joey Barton will not be joining West Ham after the club pulled out of talks over a potential deal following protests from fans.

Barton, released by QPR, had been expected to join on a free transfer.

Some fans had criticised the move on social media, citing the 32-year-old’s chequered history on and off the pitch.

West Ham chairman David Gold tweeted to confirm  there would be no deal, while Barton posted a video to say he had “no hard feelings” over the matter.

 

Editor’s Note: So fan power has seemed to have won over here but is this a case of them having too much power. Do the fans have the right to start vetoing transfers to the club?, does this set a bit of a dangerous precedent at the same time that fans could have the ultimate say in who moves to a club and who doesn’t?. You have to take into account that Joey Barton is probably a unique case and the exception rather than the rule but I think Barton is long since rehabilitated since the misdemeanors of his youth but it seems as if Football fans have long memories.

I don’t have any particularly leaning on this as I’m not a West Ham fan but it seems as if fan pressure could be to the detriment to the team. Only Hammers fans would know if Joey Barton could have add anything to the squad but it seems as if they are of the opinion that he won’t so Joey Barton will continue to look for another club, will other clubs fans be as hostile to the news of the potential signing of a 1 time England International well this remains to be seen.

“Joey Barton has boots will travel”

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