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Joey Barton Says ‘Tax Exile’ Lewis Hamilton Should Not Be Eligible for SPOTY

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton was named BBC Sports Personality Of The Year, but not everybody was happy with the decision.   Many felt that golfer Rory McIlroy should have won the award after winning two majors and helping Europe win the Ryder Cup.  That was the opinion of notoriously outspoken footballer Joey Barton, but he also offered up a more controversial reason as to why Hamilton should not have won the award, suggesting he should not have even been eligible. The accusations of being a tax exile are not new to Hamilton, and indeed the driver tackled the controversy just this weekend.  He told The Sunday Times' Style magazine, as per The Independent: People moan and say, 'He doesn't live in the count...

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