Imagine my shock upon opening the paper this morning! Not only a column, but positioned amongst The Times‘ key political commentators! Fair play to Barton. It reads very well, and the point he makes is that social media has given him the power to set the record straight, battling against the media’s money-making message that he’s still a mindless thug. Seriously, consider what images would have come to your mind when his name was mentioned merely a year ago. Twitter has indeed single-handedly allowed him to repair his reputation. It also, however, comes with its downsides (£):
Last week, I innocently said that I fancied both Manchester sides to win, and the FA sent me a letter warning against inciting people to gamble and potentially using inside information.
Petty, paternalist, paranoid pricks.