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Joey Barton has been mocked for his faux French accent, but why do so many English speakers put on accents in other countries? Chris Bond reports.

IF the BBC sitcom ‘Allo ‘Allo!’ ever makes a comeback then the producers could do worse than find room for Joey Barton.

The English footballer, currently plying his trade in France, has been lampooned after conducting a press conference in which he blended his natural Scouse twang with a comedy French accent, his neatly trimmed moustache and head-nodding mannerisms only adding to the amusing spectacle.

 

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