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QPR skipper Barton selling his bling: Aston Martin, my watches, are all going

QPR skipper Joey Barton is selling his bling.

Barton's flash £170,000 Aston Martin DBS is being ditched in ­favour of a sensible Toyota Prius and even a moped in a far more spartan existence.

He's sold his £500,000 ­collection of 24 designer watches, including pieces by Franck Muller, Hublot and Cartier, because he would rather sport a £6 number.

He explained to the People: "I thought it was so wrong that I had a collection of ­designer watches worth ­hundreds of thousands.

"People are struggling to put food on the table and there I am with flash watches and cars. I told my PA to get rid of them.

"I can get a Casio watch for £6 which does the same job.

"I am about to sell my Aston Martin to buy a Prius. I am sick of paying the Government all that tax on petrol.

"It costs me £100 to fill my car and that only lasts me a few days. A lot of that money is going to the Government.

"On top of that there is a higher tax charge and ­because I am a footballer my car ­insurance is ­ridiculous. I am also getting a moped. It is so much quicker to get around London because the traffic is so bad."

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