“Women shouldn’t be talking with any kind of authority in the men’s game. Come on. Let’s be serious. It’s a completely different game. If you don’t accept that. We will always see things differently," Barton tweeted.
“The women’s game is thriving. Fantastic to see. I cannot take a thing they say serious in the men’s arena.”
The 41-year-old, who was recently sacked as Bristol Rovers manager, then claimed that "loads of ex-top players can’t get a gig because the TV Companies have quotas to fill and boxes to tick."
Barton's comments have been widely criticised as sexist and misogynistic on social media with TNT Sports host Laura Woods accusing him of "throwing young vloggers to the wolves."