Paris Saint-Germain aren’t exactly pleased with Joseph Barton’s crass opinion on Brazilian centre-back Thiago Silva. The Ligue 1 club released a terse statement that included this statement: “Thiago Silva et le Paris Saint-Germain se réservent le droit d’intenter toute action qu’ils jugeront nécessaire,” or Thiago Silva and PSG reserve the right to take any action they judge is necessary” in response.

The statement also asserts the remarks go beyond mere “verbal jousting” and are “serious attacks.” I’ve heard PSG’s owners aren’t afraid of sending a cease and desist letter now and again; lets hope Barton finally gets the message.