QPR legend Paul Parker has urged the club to sack Joey Barton.
Parker told West London Sport in January he believed R’s boss Mark Hughes – his former Manchester United team-mate – should strip Barton of the Rangers captaincy.
And he has told the Daily Star on Sunday the controversial midfielder ought to be kicked out of Loftus Road altogether following a violent outburst against Manchester City.
Parker said: “People are saying that Barton should be stripped of the captaincy. But I would go much, much further than that and actually sack him. That should be allowed because his latest actions were such a disgrace.
“It wasn’t long ago that he was claiming to be England’s best midfielder. I would say all he has proved to everyone is that he is England’s biggest-ever football thug.
“His actions were so selfish in such an important game for his club. But it’s not just that which winds me up – it’s the fact he is given another chance when he keeps letting people down.
“He is an adult, not a baby. He claims he is a changed man and is trying to rehabilitate himself – but it’s just a smokescreen. If you did what he did in the street you would be sent to prison.
“I actually believe that, deep down, none of his QPR team-mates will want to play with him. I think the world of QPR and that club deserve better people than him pulling on the shirt.”