The Daily Record has revealed details of what they claim to be Joey Barton’s final day at Ibrox.
After a seven week suspension the midfielder returned to Murray Park last Thursday but was signed off sick the following day.
It was anticipated that Barton would be training with the development squad but the humiliation of the way that was handled seems to have heightened the stand off between the player and club.
In today’s edition: “Record Sport can reveal Barton reacted furiously after being frogmarched into the first-team dressing room by a security guard and ordered to empty out his locker.
“He was also clobbered with the added humiliation of being banned from using the senior players’ car park and canteen as part of a strict ‘off limits’ edict following the end of his two-month suspension for a furious fall-out with manager Mark Warburton.”
Additionally an Ibrox source claimed: “A few weeks before his bust up with the manager Joey bought a coffee machine and had it put into the first team dining room. It was a gesture of good will.
“But after all the humiliation he was put through on Thursday he decided to take it back. It was clear at that moment that he would not be returning. The next day he was signed off with stress and he’s not been seen at the training ground since.”
According to a number of sources the conclusion to all this is that Barton is prepared to accept a cut price deal to leave Ibrox.
That outcome seems unlikely going by Barton’s past form and the club’s inability to fine the player for the indiscretion that led to his suspension.
PFA Scotland haven’t yet commented on the matter but their English based equivalent are likely to step in if they feel that a member is having their contract manipulated.
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