Loftus Road skipper no longer wants to play on Sundays.
Queens Park Rangers captain Joey Barton has pleaded with bosses at Sky Sports to stop picking his team for Sunday matches to help him stop watching X Factor.
The 29-year-old has become addicted to the talent show and he believes the programme is starting to ruin his hardman reputation.
QPR have now played three of their last four weekend fixtures on a Sunday or Monday, meaning the players have had to resist venturing out on a Saturday night.
Barton was helpless to stop his side succumb to a humiliating 6-0 derby defeat to Fulham yesterday, so maybe the show is starting to affect his performances as well.
The Englishman is now discussing his likes and dislikes of the singing competition with his army of followers on Twitter, leading to some to question whether he is going soft.
“X-Factor now, Jade is my favourite to win it, amazing voice,” said Barton.
“2nd favourite is Sophie…….am getting into this X-Factor lark now, no more Sunday games please Sky, ur killing my street cred…ha.”
Meanwhile QPR boss Neil Warnock claims he is not worried whether midfielder Adel Taarabt stormed off after being substituted in yesterday’s defeat.
“I have no idea (whether he left the dressing room),” Warnock said. “I’ve more worries than any individual when you lose 6-0.
“I don’t think you can blame Adel Taarabt. We conceded six goals. You’ve got to look at that.
“If I’m honest, if we had Darren Bent playing for us, and a few England players, we’d have still been beaten 6-0.
“You get days when Adel comes off. You’re going to get days when he throws his toys out the pram, but that isn’t a worry for me.
“If I sub somebody and they are happy, then I have more of a problem with that.”