With just 140 characters, Barton has the power to piss off more people than Piers Morgan. Imagine what he can do in the designated 4000 characters of a personal statement.
Part time-footballer, part-time intellectual, Joey Barton, has just enrolled at the London-based University of Roehampton to study Philosophy.
The former Toon midfielder, who is currently plying his trade in the Championship with QPR, has finally decided to test the so-far untapped resource that is his brain, in an attempt to get a University degree.
Barton, who left school with ten GCSEs, had this to say on Twitter this morning:
Off to my first lecture this afternoon. Eyes peeled, ears open, brain engaged…
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) September 26, 2013
His 2,317,114 Twiter followers will be accustomed to his wise offerings and commentaries on the world.
I can’t help but think how he’s managed to rue the admissions board at this University. Despite being a self-proclaimed genius, he hasn’t always transposed his philosophical knowledge into logic, or temperament.
In 2004, he supposedly stubbed a lit cigar in Jamie Tandy’s eye, while in 2007, he eye-gouged Manchester City teammate, Ousmane Dabo, leaving the latter with a detached retina. In his time, he has also been known for attacking a 15 year-old boy Thai boy, attacking Sergio Aguero in THAT match on the final day of the 2011-12 season, and a 77-day prison stint.
It’s interesting to see that despite his heavy airs of grandeur, and a tendency to be patronizing when he has little going for himself, he’s finally testing his knowledge through this course. I’m just surprised he’s not taking up a course in French Literature. He seems to have grasped the accent exquisitely here:
Let’s hope he has a fun time at Freshers and I can’t wait for some more musings on his favourite philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, in the near future.
You can keep up to date with his wise offerings on his Twitter account.