Bristol Rovers boss Joey Barton shares message as he cheers on England from home

Bristol Rovers boss Joey Barton shares message as he cheers on England from home.

Bristol Rovers boss Joey Barton has shared a message on social media as he cheers on England this afternoon. The Lions are in World Cup action against Iran and lead 3-0 at half-time.

The Pirates are back in action on Wednesday night away at Colchester United in the Papa John’s Trophy. In the meantime, the manager has been supporting Gareth Southgate’s side from home with his young son (see tweet below).

Controversy has surrounded this tournament and Barton has also shared his view on his Twitter account, saying people should ‘leave politics to the politicians’ and celebrate the ‘brilliance’ of the players instead for now.

League One and League Two football is continuing throughout the World Cup and Bristol Rovers picked up a 1-0 win over Peterborough United last time out, with winger Scott Sinclair scoring the only goal of the game.

The Gas are only six points off the play-offs now and are in decent form as they look to continue their push towards the upper reaches of the table. Their next league clash is on Friday 2nd December away at Bolton Wanderers.

Barton made one cap for England during his playing career and made his international debut in a friendly against Spain at Old Trafford back in 2007. He received his first call-up a year before he managed to make an appearance but had to compete with the likes of Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Owen Hargreaves and Michael Carrick for a place in the centre of midfield back in those days.