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Joey Barton Speaking in English With a French Accent Is Mesmerizing

This is Joey Barton doing a press conference. Barton is an English footballer from Merseyside, now plying his trade in France, where he plays for Marseille. Notice anything … funny about the accent Barton is using? Like maybe how he seems to be pretending to be the French waiter in National Lampoon’s European Vacation explaining a menu to Clark Griswold? Yeah, that’s not how Joey Barton talks. This is how Joey Barton talks:

Somewhere, Steve McClaren is breathing a Dutch-accented sigh of relief. Someone has finally taken his “WTF are you doing with your mouth and words?” trophy.

[via The Guardian]