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Barton hits back at Silva criticism

April 2, 2013
By Ian Holyman, France Correspondent
Joey Barton has hit back at criticism of him by Thiago Silva by calling the Paris Saint-Germain captain "a p***y" and "another over rated Brazilian".

Silva, 28, launched a scathing attack on Barton, 30, in Tuesday's L'Equipe, saying the Marseille midfielder's recent criticism of Neymar, David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave him "even more desire to win to shut that Englishman up".

"As no-one talks about him, perhaps he enjoys spitting on great players so people know he exists," ...

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