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TWEETS: Burnley fan denies throwing bottle at Joey Barton

A Burnley fan caused outrage on Twitter by declaring that he was "the guy who threw the bottle at Joey Barton", but this was later denied by the tweeter.

A Burnley fan has denied throwing a bottle at Joey Barton (pictured here taking a corner for Newcastle United)
Bottled… Barton (Image: MT Hietala)

A Burnley fan caused outrage on Twitter by declaring that he was “the guy who threw the bottle at Joey Barton”, but this was later denied by the tweeter.

After the controversial midfielder was hit by the flying object during Queens Park Rangers’ 2-0 defeat at the hands of Burnley on Saturday, users of the social network were quick to condemn these tweets:

I was the guy who threw the bottle at Joey Barton.

— Billy Mooring (@billymooring) October 26, 2013

I've got a good arm #BFC #100points

— Billy Mooring (@billymooring) October 26, 2013

However Billy Mooring soon moved to deny this in a further series of tweets, claiming that he’d been “twitter raped” and that he “wasn’t even in Burnley when the match was going on”:

I am @billymooring alibi.

— Drew Moreland (@DrewMorelandDJ) October 27, 2013

http://t.co/KhqNf6ubTt

— Billy Mooring (@billymooring) October 27, 2013

And the award for the Best Twitter Rape goes to…………. @AshleyGrimshaw_

— Billy Mooring (@billymooring) October 27, 2013

Just to clarify, I didn't write this a 'friend' did as a joke. I wasn't even in Burnley when the match was going on

— Billy Mooring (@billymooring) October 27, 2013

I twitter raped @billymooring yesterday, & coming from work seen its a joke gone too far, to clarify it was't him at all, deepest apologies

— Ashley Grimshaw (@AshleyGrimshaw_) October 27, 2013

It’s fair to say that Joey Barton was not happy after being hit by the bottle and bemoaned the lack of safety for players during Championship matches:

Don't half miss Derby day especially in the Rat pit. Those 3 eyed people do create a good atmosphere for a football match…

— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) October 27, 2013

In other news. 3 eyed people are really good shots with plastic coke bottles, so be careful out there… http://t.co/n3sfsfAAX5

— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) October 27, 2013

The 3 eyed also have no concept of keeping quiet and getting away with it. So punched in the arm 1 week at Millwall during the game by a fan

— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) October 27, 2013

The next week the coke bottle thing. Great safety in the Champ. If it was the other way round and I reacted, I'd be banned. Great that.

— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) October 27, 2013

I would never ask for a fan to be banned for getting carried away. We all do it at football matches. But enough is enough.

— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) October 27, 2013

The next one is getting Cantona-ed…

— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) October 27, 2013

That was a joke before anyone starts flipping. Really not that arsed. Part of the modern game. Sadly. #joke

— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) October 27, 2013

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