The Guardian reports that Newcastle’s “Nutter to end all Nutters” Joey “Misunderstood” Barton is being treated by his therapist Peter Kay (no, not the comedian) in the Sporting Chance Clinic in Hampshire for behavioural problems. And journo Louis Taylor writes that because of the strict curfew at the Sporting Chance Clinic, Barton is being flown to the north east in scenes reminiscent of Hollywood craptacular Con Air :
“Newcastle United’s Joey Barton is being transported to and from training by private jet. The midfielder, who faces another court appearance in Liverpool today on an assault charge, is subject to strict bail conditions.”
Can things get any more mental at Newcastle?