Scouse philosopher Joey Barton has the moral support of fellow troublemaker George Orwell in his war of words with Newcastle Football Club.
George Orwell's dictum that "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act" has been retweeted by Joey Barton from his blackberry to his 170,665 followers.
But Joey Barton's revolutionary stance has angered Newcastle's Capitalist bosses and he has been ordered by petit bourgeois manager Alan Pardew to "train alone and work through your angst and Nihilistic despair."
Barton, who used to go clubbing with heavy smoker and fellow truthseeker George Orwell, has been heavily influenced by the essayist and has tweeted that "George is a bloke you would want in the trenches with you."
Left sided midfielder George Orwell was one of the solitary voices to come out in defence of Joey after the player stubbed out a cigar in the eye of a teammate at a Christmas party: "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf" claimed Orwell in justification of Joey Barton's action.
But Joey Barton's claim on Twitter that "All midfielders are equal but some are more equal than others" has not gone down well with geordie fans and football philosopher Alan Shearer has called Joey Barton "a selfish and arrogant Orwellian knob."
But Joey Barton is in no mood to compromise and has tweeted a chilling warning to fans that "Big Brother is watching you."