The controversial Joey Barton strikes again, this time off the field, aiming colourful words at team-mates of his parent club Queens Park Rangers. 

The on-loan Marseille midfielder lashed out at certain members of QPR following their goalless draw with Reading which has confirmed their relegation into the Championship.

Barton had initially wished his parent club good luck for the match earlier but later declared that some of the players signed by current manager Mark Hughes has let the club down after their recent stalemate with Reading.

The English bad boy took to his Twitter account as usual and had judgement for Jose Bosingwa's post match behaviour. Apparently the winger was seen laughing walking down the tunnel after the match with full knowledge of the clubs relegation status.

He branded squad members "maggots" and "w*****s", and also warned that the club will have a tough time should they not partake in a summer clear out and a reshuffling of players.

Writing on Twitter, Barton stated: "I can't believe QPR have just been relegated and Bosingwa was walking down the tunnel laughing! Embarrassing, show some guts man.

"Gutted for the club. To many w*****s amongst the playing staff. All brought in by Hughes. Some good lads but not enough. Too many maggots.

"Hope they can get a load out, if not they'll end up in a Wolves situation because trust me that Championship is a f*****g hard league!"

Barton's recent tongue lashing has not been unwarranted but could have been more carefully phrased. Knowing the Englishman, restraining himself is not what he does best.

On paper QPR indeed does have a decent squad and at one glance you would never think of them fighting in the relegation zone. However even with names such as Christopher Samba, Park Ji-Sung, Adel Taarabt, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Jermaine Jenas, José Bosingwa, Tal Ben Haim and Júlio César - they were not able to save their doomed campaign. 

Perhaps given time to gel in the Championship, QPR could make their way back up to the Premier League next season. Either way, the manager does have some work to do in getting his squad together if they hope to endure the rigours of the Championship.


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