Joey Barton tells a story in his hard-hitting autobiography, No Nonsense, about the time his father, also named Joseph, intentionally ran over an Alsatian in his car – twice – after it bit his son in the face.
It died, unsurprisingly. Joseph Snr made sure of that by reversing back over the dog following the initial hit, displaying a determination to get the job done that he evidently passed down to his boy.
Joey Jnr has prided himself on being a man of action in his career – a rollercoaster of drama and controversy that is finally winding down in the hinterland of the Scottish Premiership.
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