Alex Scott takes swipe at 'bully' Joey Barton amid sexist comments row

Alex Scott takes swipe at Joey Barton saying she won’t use social media to ‘bully and belittle others’ as she promotes her book amidst former midfielder’s sexist comments row

  • Alex Scott hits back at ‘bully’ Joey Barton for his sexist attack on female pundits
  • Barton took to social media to suggest that Arsenal legend Scott was ‘really bad’
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Alex Scott has taken a swipe at Joey Barton amidst the former Burnley and Marseille midfielder’s sexist comments on female pundits. 

Barton claimed that women shouldn’t be able to ‘comment on men’s football because they haven’t played it’.

Scott took to X, formerly Twitter, to promote her bestselling book, How To Be Strong

She wrote: I don’t have a podcast to promote or the need to try use a platform like this to bully and belittle others. I do have a Sunday Times bestseller that’s still available however, with all proceeds going straight to @RefugeCharity #staywinning

Barton was quick to respond, suggesting Scott was ‘playing the victim’. 

Joey Barton has hit out at Alex Scott by insisting she doesn’t ‘have a clue’ about men’s football

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Scott delivered an indirect response to Barton’s sexist remarks by defending female pundits

Barton made a personal dig at Scott’s playing ability and offered to debate her on a podcast

The former Newcastle and QPR star then messaged Scott to insist he doesn’t want a ‘row’

Barton was quick to hit back, posting: ‘Stop playing the victim @AlexScott. Hope it sells loads for you.

Barton’s comments caused a widespread uproar on social media, with Barton targetting both Scott and TNT Sports presenter Laura Woods.

England and Arsenal Women’s legend Scott, took the opportunity to deliver a touching closing speech on air and urged women to continue acting as role models for young girls in the game.

‘Just before we say goodbye, to all the women in football, in front of the camera, behind it, the players on the pitch, to everyone that attends games, keep being the role models that you continue to be,’ she said.

‘To all those young girls that are told no you can’t, football is a better place with us all in it.’

Barton responded on X, formerly Twitter, by making a personal jibe at Scott’s ability with a comparison to Sunday League. He went on to offer to debate the presenter.


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He tweeted: ‘connntinnuuuuuuuhhhhhtuuuu [sic] what, sorry @AlexScott. I can’t say you don’t know men’s football? You don’t. Sorry. You don’t have a clue. And you were a really bad player compared to even a Sunday League player.

‘In my opinion, the winner of the FA National Sunday Cup this year would easily beat in a cup final, at Wembley for charity, the winner of the @BarclaysWSL @SkySportsWSL from this season. Or England Women @Lionesses.

‘I’ll happily have Alex on my podcast. I think I know more about football than her. I think I was a better player but I would like to see [or] hear her perspective.’

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