The example given by Joey Barton given to back up his belief that women broadcasters should not be working in the men's game was incorrect, eagle-eyed social media users have discovered.
The former Bristol Rovers manager - who is unemployed after being sacked in October - appeared on Piers Morgan: Uncensored on Thursday evening in a bid to plead his case after posting a string of incendiary misogynist comments on X (formerly Twitter) on Wednesday.
The 41-year-old argued that men who listened to women working in the men's game needed 'their heads testing', and went on to state that their sole reason for employment is because organisations have 'quotas to fill and boxes to tick'.
In his television appearance, which saw him share views that at times appeared to drastically contradict each other, Barton was not prepared to name names of broadcasters who he felt fell short of the 'journalistic standards' currently not being met by female pundits and commentators, but did offer an example of where he felt a commentator had made a mistake.
Talking about the commentator during Liverpool's Premier League tie against Fulham, Barton claimed that she had said '(Wataru) Endo scored through his laces'.
'He scored with the side of his foot,' Barton asserted. 'But no one because it was female co-comms, and female commentator called and said, "hang on a minute, that didn't happen".'
The ex-Manchester City player said the mistake could impact young people looking to be 'educated' by watching matches on television, and that if mistakes go 'unchecked', the standard is being pulled down because of a 'woke agenda'.
Barton appeared to again contradict himself moments later as he admitted: 'who hasn't made a mistake, we all make mistakes' - butRead on m.allfootballapp.com