Former Manchester City midfielder, Joey Barton has revealed that he received a death threat letter while he was with French club, Olympic Marseille.
England midfielder reveals death threat from French fan on Twitter
Barton was threatened to have his head bashed with a baseball bat and a knife to his body
The 32 year-old one-cap England international spent the whole of the 2012/2013 season on loan and left the South Coast club for Queens Park Rangers in the EPL posted the letter on his twitter handle.
Typed and addressed to him with no address, Barton revealed the 'little friendly advice' letter.
"A little friendly advice: as soon as you finish your season in your current club, I advise you to leave France immediately.
"In fact, if you're not left France before June 1, I will come to you specially Marseille smash your head shots baseball bat. And then I will finish and you'll die a knife open mouth once emptied your blood b******.
"Do you understand? You have until June 1 to leave France and return to your country m*****f*****.
Barton taunted the state of letter: "Not sure what's more offensive, the grammar or the intent?,'' he wrote.
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