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Poll: Should Footballers Be On Twitter?

darren bent twitter Poll: Should Footballers Be On Twitter?

The controversy over Premier League footballers using Twitter has hit the mainstream with Darren Bent getting in trouble after criticizing Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.

But the question for you, the football fan, is this — should footballers be on Twitter? Vote below and let us know, and feel free to click the comments link at the bottom of this post to share your opinion.

There are definitely pros and cons to both sides of the argument. Vote now! And don’t forget to follow EPL Talk on Twitter.

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11 Responses to Poll: Should Footballers Be On Twitter?

  1. Sports Tsar says:

    I don’t see why not.

    NBA and NFL athletes here in the states have totally embraced it and tweet whatever they want. As long as they don’t do it from the sidelines or in the locker room, no one has really objected to their activities.

    What the athletes do in their free time is up to them. If clubs don’t want players to use Twitter, they should crack down on many other activities before that first.

  2. Peter says:

    Why not, if they can find the time to keep updating information you could get very unique opinions on football from the people who know what the situation in football is like best. However they will probably be controlled by their agents who will restrict what footballers have to say and even if they didn’t most footballers are as boring and cliche with no real characters any more.

    Regarding the agent bit, just look at the Australian cricketer Philip Hughes, who’s agent has admitted to controlling Hughes’ twitter account.

  3. RaiderRich says:

    Dude, twitter is here, and the topic of the post is moot. It doesn’t matter whether or not you want them to be on Twitter, they are on Twitter and they’re not going away.

    Expect more of this in the years to come because this is the only way we’re going to get the real dirt on athletes from now on without their agents and team media people spinning it.

  4. wllmhll says:

    i quite enjoy reading some of the american players on twitters, so why not. these players are adults anyway, they should know what to say and what not to say. its their fault if they mess up.

  5. Lennon says:

    Twitter is not the only medium through which athletes can spout inane, offensive, or generally foolish thoughts. Ultimately it is up to the individual to speak carefully, no matter the setting. True, Twitter provides the kind of immediacy that, say, a press conference does not have, which may lead to users being less careful in choosing their words. Still, the fact remains that idiotic statements predate Twitter by many years, and they will outlive Twitter just as easily.

  6. Dan says:

    Proper English is I could NOT care less.

    If you “could care less” you could theoretically care a great deal.

    • The Gaffer says:

      Good catch, Dan. Thanks for pointing that out.

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

      • Dan says:

        Years of my mother correcting me (for saying the same) have finally paid off ;)

        • T-Bull says:

          From “world wide words” :
          Taken literally, if one could care less, then one must care at least a little, which is obviously the opposite of what is meant. It is so clearly logical nonsense that to condemn it for being so (as some commentators have done) misses the point. The intent is obviously sarcastic — the speaker is really saying, “As if there was something in the world that I care less about”.

          Person A ” where is the football ground located at”
          Person B “you should not end a sentence in a preposition”
          Person A ” Sorry ,where is the football ground located at, A**wipe!”

          Don’t worry about semantics, just keep talkin’ bout footy!

  7. brn442 says:

    Should footballers be on Twitter? Hmmm, if a question as silly and pointless as this one can be put on a website, then I would grudgingly say yes. The rest of us already use technology to send out unimportant and narcissistic thoughts (e.g. the afore mentioned question), why should Footballers be deprived. I also believe they should be “allowed” to have mobile phones, sports cars, and their own websites.

  8. T-Bull says:

    If you Ignore twitter it maybe it will go away…..

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