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RUFC - Isn't It Time Footballers Grew Up?

RUFC - Isn't It Time Footballers Grew Up?

These days footballers can't tie their shoelaces without someone in the media either taking a photograph of it or doing an article about it - and fair enough because, after all that is their job - and there are some players who don't take too kindly to the media interest in everything they do. Unfortunately, or not, it's something that goes with the fame and fortune.

But there are also some footballers who, as I said in the title, really do need to grow up when it comes to using social networking sites. Anyone and everyone can see these sites - from seven year olds to ninety year olds and players have to be held responsible for what they tweet about or talk about on Twitter and Facebook and the like.

With Vital Rotherham I've been on both Twitter and Facebook for some years and no-one has every felt the need to abuse me on either or vice-versa.

In January this year Bolton Wanderers Manager Dougie Freedman told the press that striker Marvin Sordell had an obsession with Twitter and it was rumoured that the England Under 21 player had his 'phone taken away from him by Freedman.

And it's not just the obsession with the social networking site and footballers but some have got into serious trouble with their clubs for arguing with fans and a couple of years ago Ryan Babel then of Liverpool was fined for tweeting a picture of World Cup Referee in a Manchester United shirt.

Last year Chelsea defender Ashley Cole was fined over a foul-mouthed tirade aimed at the Football Association on Twitter. Earlier this month QPR issued a statement saying they were investigating Stephane Mbia for apparently asking for a transfer on Twitter.

I noticed a Millers player earlier this year arguing with Millers fans on Twitter straight after a loss. Now why a player would want to go straight off the pitch and straight onto their Twitter account when he'd not had the best game he'd ever played (presumably while his Manager was given a post-match interview) I have no idea. Me, I'd have wanted to hide in shame.

And I'm not blaming Twitter here - used correctly Twitter is fun and can give you the news you want as well as keeping you in touch with friends. You just have to use it sensibly which doesn't include having Tweet wars.

So come on lads, keep it amusing and informational and don't abuse it - in other words, grow up, eh.



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Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Tuesday May 28 2013
Time: 8:56AM

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