Joey Barton apologises for 'ugly girls' Ukip comment

Footballer Joey Barton has apologised after comparing Ukip to the best out of "four really ugly girls".

The QPR midfielder's comment on the BBC's Question Time drew a strong reaction from Ukip MEP Louise Bours, who said it showed "footballers' brains are in their feet".

He took to Twitter to offer an apology, admitting to fellow panellist Piers Morgan that his remarks could have offended some women.