Barton, who's probably been a little distracted since his violent meltdown on the pitch last Sunday, didn't reply. And that was the end of things, or so you would have thought.
Somehow the Daily Star has today managed to turn this into a front page story, which includes probably the most over-ambitious offer of a "Full Story" inside ever used by a British newspaper. The full story is: Barrymore tweeted, Barton didn't reply. I fear there may be some padding awaiting those people who turn to Page 3.