Joey Barton sorry for sexist Ukip insult
Footballer Joey Barton has apologised after claiming Ukip's European election victory made them the best of "four really ugly girls" on the BBC's Question Time.
The controversial QPR midfielder (31) made the comment in a heated exchange with Ukip MEP Louise Bours on Thursday's show.
Dismissing Ukip's Euro election win he said: "All you represent to me as Ukip is the best of a bad bunch. So if I am somewhere and there were four really ugly girls I'm thinking 'well, she's not the worst', because that is all you are, that is all you are to us."
Ms Bours accused Barton of having his "brains in his feet".
Barton later said: "I do apologise – I couldn't think of a better one, this is the first time I have ever done it (Question Time).
"As Louise rightly pointed out my brains are in my feet, which is an equally offensive statement."