QPR captain Joey Barton has called on his own fans to stop booing him.
Barton has struggled for form recently and was booed off the pitch while being substituted during Rangers' win over Liverpool 10 days ago. The controversial midfielder admits he was hurt by the booing and feels it was a counter-productive move given that his team are seriously in danger of relegation from the Barclays Premier League.
Ahead of Rangers' game against Arsenal on Saturday, the club skipper wrote in the match-day programme: "I don't feel at one with all of the fans at the moment. I know it's only a small minority, but it does get you down as a player - because you want the supporters to be with you, through the good times and the bad times."
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