Queens Park Rangers midfielder Stephanie Mbia has risked his relationship with the club's fans by tweeting ex-player Joey Barton asking him if he could swap places with him at Marseille.
Barton was sent out on-loan to the French side after receiving a 12-game ban from the FA for fighting with Sergio Aguero on the last day of last season and has publicly admitted that he doesn't want to return to Loftus Road.
The Cameroon midfielder has a year of Championship football ahead of him with QPR after the club were relegated last season after a goalless draw with Reading and the midfield-man has made it clear that he doesn't want to play in the second-tier of English football.
Mbia signed for QPR from Marseille last summer and the deal saw Barton go the other way on a season-long loan.
The midfield-man cost QPR £5million and currently earns around £50k-a-week and has been a first-team regular for the West London side since joining, but his recent tweets may put his first-team place in jeopardy.
Stephane Mbia: “@JoeyBarton Do you want rechange your seat with me?”
Joey Barton: “@StephaneMbia How do I answer this politically? Er...Nope!
“If you go down with a team you should stay and help them up mate. They need to stick together an help them back.”
After the originally tweets, Mbia then removed his first tweet asking Barton for the switch and later on in the same day he tweeted the following admitting that the tweet wasn't a joke, but he was forced to remove it by the club.
He tweeted: “No it was not a joke. I deleted the tweet under pressure. I want to speak to #qpr but they don't want to.”
He then followed that tweet up by asking Barton for the switch again.
“So Seriously @Joey7Barton do you want to rechange your seat with me?”
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