QPR midfielder Joey Barton has claimed he would "walk" into the England squad on talent alone.
In another Twitter tirade, Barton also poured scorn on Jordan Henderson's call-up for the European Championship.
Barton, 29, will serve a 12-match ban at the start of next season after his sending-off against Manchester City on the final day of last season.
He elbowed Carlos Tevez before reacting to the red card by kicking Sergio Aguero and aiming a headbutt at Vincent Kompany.
England have lost several midfielders for Euro 2012, including key men Frank Lampard, Gareth Barry and Jack Wilshere.
Liverpool's Henderson was called into the squad as an injury replacement and Barton, who won one cap against Spain in 2007, wrote on Twitter: "Why are people giving me loads [of abuse] about England saying 'cant get in squad etc'.
"On ability I walk into the squad, on behaviour I don't... #fact.
"If Henderson got in, any Englishman not currently in the squad has to feel aggrieved. Yes, I wish I was there but I'm not...
"Everyone's thinking it I'll say it. Liverpool have an horrific season and have six players in our euro squad. What chance do we have. Pick on form.
"How [Grant] Holt, [Micah] Richards, [Michael] Carrick, [Rio] Ferdinand, [Leon] Osman, [Daniel] Sturridge etc never got involved is a travesty..."
He added: "I really hope England do well and win it, I really do. All am saying is a don't think we will and it p***es me off...
"If everyone stays fit, we've got a decent 11 once [Wayne] Rooney's back.
"If any of the keys players get a knock, we are done for. Three games in eight/nine days takes its toll on the body.
"If a few are carrying injuries from a long domestic season, it will show. Not being pessimistic just a realist.
"I am overqualified to pass judgement on this. Not only have I played in the Premier League for 10 years but I've played with and against most of them."
what do you think?
He actually has a point about the squad selection...
You are as much an idiot as he is:-)
He doesn't have a point. Jordan Henderson has more talent in his little toe than Barton has ever shown.
One word for you Barton.......Idiot! Who the heck you think you are amazes me and to think anyone would want to read your views is beyond me..... I wouldn't play you in our pub side your a liability and a discrace to the British game.
Totally agree! :-)
Tbh it just shows how bad England have become that this idiot might have a point.
There is no point to this thug!!! :-)
When will this guy just shut up?
Good point but how can he say he has more talant and could walk into the squad. True pool had a poor season but not as bad as qpr. But at the end of the day he shouldn't even be playing pub football coz of his bad attitude
He is an idiot, but you can't argue that the players he suggested should be there.
What a tool!!!!!! " on ability i walk into the squad" he says?!? Really?!? How many goals did he score last season ( clue - think he got more red cards than goals!) How many good games did he have? Ask QPR fans, they'll tell u hardly any. He really does think he's better than he is. # bell end
Well there u have it bartons throwing toys out of the pram henderson is young shows promise and more importantly hé aint à thug. Of barton wanted to play for england hé should've cleaned up his act years ago. As à liverpool fan i agréé that there r others Who had à better shout than henderson but joey u aint one of them