I shall not quote Barton's rant about the John Terry case, my lawyer has advised me against it. I don't really have a lawyer, I have a Mum and she's a lawyer so I guess that counts. Barton has dared them to make him a martyr. Oh Joey you're so brave *swoons*-
'I will gladly go to jail for a month, in the name of free speech. I have no problem with what I said. Make me a martyr.......'What are they going to do put everyone who exercises freedom of speech in jail? They'll be a revolution, if they try that s***.'Not really, you're just a bit of a loudmouth. He banged on and on about expressing freedom of speech, completely oblivious to the fact that he could be damaging the case brought against Terry. The attorney general's office confirmed that they had been made aware of the tweets and were looking into them. Joey's not scared though, remember he has already been to jail.
It could be viewed as contempt of court, although nobody has ever been charged before because of comments made on Twitter. Barton is a moron, he was actually on the pitch at the time of the alleged incident, therefore making him a potential witness. Probably not best to do anything that could potentially create prejudice or affect the opinion of the jury. I assume he wants Terry to be found guilty and he could be responsible for completely fucking it up.
Barton is quick to voice his opinions about anything and everything. I wonder what his opinions are on burning a cigarette out on someone's eye? Or perhaps lying on top of a defenseless person and punching them repeatedly in the face outside of McDonald's? What about punching a 16 year old boy? Or a 15 year old boy? Did you think I'd forgotten about all these things Joey? Well I had but then I read your Wikipedia page. The internet never forgets.