Marseille coach Baup stands by tweeting Barton
Olympique Marseille coach Elie Baup is backing Joey Barton after his latest Twitter controversy.
Baup said: "What is important to me is the communication from the club. Barton holds an important place in the team and I make decisions in the game - for example, that he (Barton) did not start against Nice (last weekend). That is my responsibility. Beyond that, it does not concern me."
He added: "I am the coach of OM and I have to intervene (only) on larger matters. The communication of individual players is their own responsibility. I have a boss and a direction."