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Joey Barton Had Some Harsh Words For The Man Whose Eye He Used To Stub Out A Cigar

Gavin Cooney
By Gavin Cooney
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In 2004, Joey Barton stubbed a cigar in the eye of Manchester City youth team player Jamie Tandy during the squad's Christmas party.

Tandy's career never took off, and was released by City soon after.

Tandy was recently in court, where he pleaded guilty to common assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm towards his wife, and blamed his actions on the downward spiral he has endured since being stubbed in the eye by Barton.

Speaking on behalf of Tandy, Darren Prescott said:

Mr Tandy was an exceptionally talented footballer. 

He was sufficiently talented that until the age of 23 he was contracted to Manchester City. That all came to an end during one particularly unpleasant and notorious night. It was a Christmas party, so this time of year has fairly unpleasant memories for him. 

You might recall that a first-team player at that club notorious for his temper and not without convictions, stubbed out a cigar in the eye of Mr Tandy at the party. That man was a first-team regular at the time. The club effectively closed ranks around him, casting aside this young man who was not in the first team. He couldn't see very well for some weeks and consequently couldn't play. 

Very shortly after that incident, which was not only deeply unpleasant or him but attained a certain notoriety he didn't want, he was loaned off to Copenhagan and found himself alone and lonely with his career and ambitions at that club effectively shot to pieces through no fault of his own. 

He turned to drink.

Barton responded to these quotes with a series of stinging tweets:




Via: Mirror Online

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