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16th Jun 2016

Joey Barton rips into Stan Collymore over his coverage of Lille troubles

"Can't wait for the new season of Stan Collymore on gangs"

Robert Redmond

Stan Collymore was in the thick of the action on Wednesday night in Lille.

The talkSPORT commentator is in the French city ahead of England’s Euro 2016 clash with Wales, and recorded the trouble that flared between Russian, Welsh and English supporters.

Collymore live streamed a Russian supporter being apprehended by police on Periscope.

The former Liverpool and Aston Villa striker can be heard saying “journaliste” in the clip, in an attempt to identify himself to the riot police. He came in for some criticism from Joey Barton for his reporting.

The new Rangers midfielder had a pop at Collymore in a series of tweets, ridiculing him for his willingness to get so close to the conflicts and reminded him he’s a sports broadcaster, and not a war correspondent.

Collymore gave as good as he got though, mocking Barton’s interest in philosophy.


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