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Joey Barton can read!

by | 20th, April 2009

FOOTBALL bad boy Joey Barton received a £61.20 penalty fare after being caught without a ticket on a train journey from King’s Cross to Cambridge.

How much does Barton earn? Something like £50,000 a week, we reckon. And despite the size of his bank balance, he resorts to fare dodging? Classy.

However, much more surprising than the news that Barton didn’t buy a train ticket is the revelation that he can read.

A witness told The Sun:

“Given his reputation, it was all about par for the course. The only thing that surprised me was that he was reading a book! He claimed he didn’t realise he had to have a ticket before getting on. But there are notices everywhere saying you can be prosecuted if you don’t.”

A book! This is a most unexpected development.

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