QPR’s Joey Barton gave injured opponent Danny Guthrie a, ahem, precautionary gonad check-up whilst receiving treatment on the pitch in the late stages of his side’s 1-1 draw at Reading.
Though some may have seen sinister intent in it, Barton merely was having a little fun with his former Newcastle teammate, which he confirmed via Twitter afterward:
For all the nuggets fretting over the ball massage I gave Guth. Needn’t worry I’ve check in with his misses, they are still in tact!— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton)
We were just having a little fun, enjoying ourselves so too speak. Him probably more than me. #balltickle— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton)
How refreshing, a Joey Barton blog with little to no controversy attached!