Gareth Barry had a strong reputation at Everton for his hardworking efforts on the pitch, but since moving to West Bromwich Albion, the midfielder’s status has dropped.
The former England international, who earned 53 caps for his country, moved to The Hawthorns last year.
During the 2017-18 season, Barry made 29 appearances in all competitions, and he recorded one goal and one assist in that time.
His most memorable moment of the campaign is a negative one, though, as he was one of four players who stole a taxi from outside a fast-food restaurant after breaking curfew during a warm-weather training trip to Barcelona.
The group had called the cab to take them to get food before deciding to get behind the wheel while the driver was picking up their order.
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The quartet apologised for their actions in February, but some fans have not forgiven them.
On Monday, the Express & Star reported that Barry had triggered a one-year extension on his contract, and plenty of supporters were not best pleased.
Is it April fools day ?
— Kev Brookes (@KevBrookes16) June 25, 2018
— elaine barlow (@wolrabeniale) June 25, 2018
Just topping up his pension!
— Steve Bliss (@djbliss10) June 25, 2018
If he knuckles down and does the job then fine. If he carries on where he left off last season (nicking taxis and clubbing before match day wether playing or not ) then he can do one. We need players prepared to put in 110%
— Nicola Chesterton (@NicolaChes) June 25, 2018
— jay (@Jaywba1982) June 25, 2018
Get rid of him he is to old
— Richard thomas davenport (@Richardthomasd5) June 25, 2018
Don’t want him at the club, don’t want to see him in the famous shirt. He should have gone day one along with his other three cronies. Embarrassed the club and angered the fans. Good time Charlie after his last pay out.
— paul hill (@foreverabaggie) June 25, 2018
This is ridiculous, the fan backlash alone should of told him not to exercise this. The taxi thing didn’t help, made worse by him taking the flack for Livermore driving. But he is simply not good enough anymore now, and way too slow !!
— Wayne (@Wayno1979mids) June 25, 2018