Despite spending 12 months away from Premier League, QPR midfielder Joey Barton has been voted as the 'most punchable footballer' by British fans.

Barton has never been far away from controversies in British football and fans' anger has been reflected in the voting for the 'most punchable footballer.'

The former Manchester City and Newcastle United star defeated Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, Chelsea defender John Terry and Manchester United star Wayne Rooney for the award of most hated footballer in England.

The ‘Great Male Survey’ was carried out by the men’s online magazine.

More than 70,000 people answered to the question: ‘Which of the following would you be most inclined to punch in the face if there were no consequences'.

The results were as follows:

1. Joey Barton – 32%

2. John Terry – 29%

3. Wayne Rooney – 22%

4. Luis Suarez – 17%

Barton is infamous for kicking and swearing at oppposition players. While, he never seems shy to away from sharing his views on twitter.

The controversial midfielder had once called Barcelona's latest star signing Neymar as 'over-rated footballer.'

However, Liverpool's Luis Suarez's voting has came as a shock as he is placed fourth, behind Barton, Terry and Rooney.

The Uruguayan striker, who earned 17% of votes, has been accused of diving, racist comments and biting Chelsea defender Ivanovic in recent seasons.


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