JOEY Barton was the subject of a bizarre slip of the tongue by President Barack Obama.
On his return from the G8 Enniskillen summit, the President was asked for any lasting message he could offer the world.
Speaking without notes the President said: “Yes, there is. Each country should support their leader and as Joey Barton sang, each should stand by your man.”
Mr. Obama made light of the comments on realising he meant Dolly Parton and not the semi-pathological box-to-box midfielder.
When asked about the President’s mistake, Barton first expressed mild amusement before admitting he was incapable of humour and wanted to kill Obama.
Since moving to France, after falling out with parent club QPR, Joey repeatedly stated that he would like to be selected to play for England again.
The former Manchester City star also explained that he hoped Roy Hodgson would take into account his large social media following and propensity to insult at any given moment.
He said: “Living in France has made me a more rounded human being, my English has improved and I feel less inclined to physically assault people for no apparent reason.”