David Beckham slams ‘madman’ Joey Barton in H&M underwear Twitter row

Footballer Joey Barton's latest Twitter tirade has earned him the wrath of David Beckham, who has hit back at Joey's accusations Becks' H&M Bodywear range is made in a 'sweat shop.'

David launched his H&M underwear collection to screaming fans in London last week.

One person who wasn't excited about the range, however, was QPR footballer Joey.

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Joey tweeted his disgust after a £2.2million ad for the range was broadcast during Sunday's Super Bowl.

He tweeted: "Not a**ed if there [sic] Beckham's or not. £9.99 for a pair of gruds for H+M is an outrage, do one Becks."

Joey added: "Is there no limit to what 'Brand Beckham' will endorse for a pound note. Surely they both have enough cash now."

He continued: "Cost about 1p to make in a sweat shop in the 3rd world them bills. £9.99."

Joey Barton's tweets about David Beckham's H&M Bodywear collection

David's spokesman hit back, saying the range was being stitched "under the strictest ethical guidelines."

He told the Daily Star: "These are the statements of a madman. H&M, like David's other partners, are renowned for their good working practices."

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H&M said workers at the factory in China were paid "at least the statutory minimum wage."

Joey is known for his outspoken comments on Twitter, and has recently passed his judgment on the John Terry and Anton Ferdinand case.

The footballer has defended his right to speak his mind, tweeting: "I will gladly go to jail for a month in the name of free speech."