Queens Park Rangers' midfielder Joey Barton is no stranger to controversy. 

One of football's biggest mouths and shortest tempers has made enemies all around the world, whether it be his mocking of Zlatan Ibrahimovich's nose, his petulant rants or his stubbing of cigars in teammates eyes.

And today, he added more to his notorious background, as he mocked promoted Burnley in a series of tweets.

The Lancashire side today held an open top bus tour to celebrate their superb season, which saw them finish runners-up behind champions, Leicester City.

And that seemed more than enough for Barton to mock. Barton mocked an image which showed very few Clarets in the streets, tweeting: " This supposed to be a joke? Hope a few more turn up....embarrassing. What do you show the fans on an open top bus when you finish 2nd? Suppose you just wave?"

The one-time England international had more in his locker however, attaching an image of a set of tractors, insinuating they were all in those farm vehicles. 

Later images showed the same spot that Barton's picture showed packed with proud supporters, proving the former Newcastle man wrong.

Barton signed off by saying that he will not tweet until the evening of May 24th, after the SkyBet Championship play-off final. 

Last summer, Barton took to the social media side to say he would without doubt, not be playing in this league, however, high wages and a short supply of admirers ensured he would still be part of Harry Redknapp's under-performing Rangers side. 

QPR take on Wigan this Friday in the first leg of the play-offs, and will face one of Derby or Brighton in the final.

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