The best Joey Barton to Rangers jokes as outspoken star joins SPL

Controversial midfielder once declared himself to be a Celtic fan on social media.

Joey Barton to Rangers jokes were the order of the day as he left Burnley for Ibrox
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These were the best Joey Barton to Rangers jokes as the controversial midfielder pitched up at Ibrox having just helped Burnley to promotion.

The former Man City, Newcastle, QPR and Marseille star was named in the Championship team of the year as the Clarets swept to the title, but he won’t be sticking around for their latest Premier League campaign.

Barton’s Ibrox move has attracted further scrutiny on account of his admission on Twitter a few years ago to being a Celtic fan, with comparisons being drawn to the Hoops’ recent signing of boyhood Gers fan Scott Allan.

Bearing in mind this extra added complication to an already noteworthy transfer, here is a selection of the best Joey Barton to Rangers jokes:

Joey Barton signs a two-year deal at Rangers. pic.twitter.com/QtA7qbu9YY

— TheODDSbible (@TheOddsBible) May 24, 2016

Joey Barton still busy on Twitter this evening. #hailhail #RangersFC pic.twitter.com/dyKBryhG2f

— BoyleSports (@BoyleSports) May 24, 2016

If you're a Celtic fan and haven't already tweeted about Joey Barton, seriously are you really a Celtic fan…?

— Paddy Doherty (@ParodyDoherty) May 24, 2016

EXCLUSIVE: Joey Barton tweeted something about Celtic a while back

— Oldfirmfacts (@Oldfirmfacts1) May 24, 2016

Joey Barton has roughly TEN times as many Twitter followers as Celtic #JoeyBFacts pic.twitter.com/VHMpi2CVVq

— The Blueprint (@Blueprint_Bear) May 24, 2016

Scott Allan is waiting outside Ibrox to get Joey Barton's autograph.

— Rangers Culture (@RangersCulture) May 24, 2016

Joey Barton: "I watched the final and was desperate to get involved"

Reporter: "The football?"

Barton: "The violence"

— Leicester Loyal (@LeicesterRSC) May 24, 2016

Joey Barton dealing with SPL midfielders next season. pic.twitter.com/Cn4oWl9TxM

— The Wanderer (@FunAtTheTop) May 23, 2016

So it's Joey Barton vs Scott Brown in the Old Firm derby next season… pic.twitter.com/3OaBxaC9A5

— BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) May 24, 2016

Looking forward to the first Joey Barton/Scott Brown 50-50 during the first Old Firm Derby next season. Will come with an 18 rating

— Rob Price (@SaintRobinho86) May 23, 2016

Wonder if Joey Barton will do a Scottish accent at the presser?

— Tommy 'Guru' Allan (@TomBoxingAsylum) May 25, 2016

So how long before Joey Barton starts talking like Billy Connolly?

— The Anfield Chat (@TheAnfieldChat) May 25, 2016

Hearing Joey Barton is at Rangers as part of a broadsheet-sponsored "Secret Footballer" exposé.

— Edgar Blamm (@EdgarBlamm) May 25, 2016

Joey Barton pic.twitter.com/B9XUx48gyf

— Oldfirmfacts (@Oldfirmfacts1) May 24, 2016

So now we know what the deal was for Joey Barton…. A two year deal with unlimited mirrors each month! pic.twitter.com/B4RHNtAKk4

— Scotzine (@scotzine) May 24, 2016

Joey Barton singing his first Rangers song pic.twitter.com/gemEAzhcO0

— Ross McCulloch (@Rossmac212) May 21, 2016

hearing that Joey Barton will sign as soon as John eustace is finished with the pen

— Baz Bowski (@TheBazBowski) May 23, 2016