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Why did Joey Barton put on a French accent?

27 November 2012 Last updated at 22:06 GMT

English footballer Joey Barton has been much mocked for conducting a press conference in Marseille in a French accent.

Barton has already defended himself after a wave of lampoonery of his accent while speaking to journalists following his league debut for Marseille.

But why do some English speakers put on accents when in other countries?

Joe Wilson reports.