Local man Maurice Sheringham today slammed former Manchester City player Joey Barton for his sending off at the Etihad Stadium, where City beat QPR 3-2 to clinch the Premier League for the first time in 44 years.
Barton was sent off in the 54th minute for restarting the Falklands War early, raising his arm to Carlos Tevez and kicking Sergio Aguero.
Sheringham, from Chipstead in Surrey, a lifelong Manchester United fan who watches all their games on the telly and even visited the club shop once, hit out at Barton, while praising his beloved Red Devils.
"United done the job professionally today, beating Sunderland 1-0 with a Wayne Rooney goal, but it's close but no cigar - because that thug Barton has contrived to help his former team-mates to the title. He will be a hero in Manchester tonight, while all the United fans who live in my street and drink in my local are absolutely fuming mad at him".
Playing against ten men, Man City still struggled and let slip a 1-0 half-time lead to fall 2-1 behind with QPR goals from Cissie and Mackie. But in stoppage time, or Fergie time as it sometimes known, goals from Edin Dzeko and Aguero clinched the title for City on superior goal difference.