By now, it’s probably safe to say that Twitter is not going to go away from the public consciousness any time soon, although no doubt it could end up being looked back on as something of a fad rather than a permanent feature of the public’s daily life, but despite its pervasive presence in modern society, there’s no doubting the fact that the social networking site has caused a massive shift in the way in which sportsmen and sportswomen connect with their fans and make their opinions known, and not always for the best.
Premier League fans across the country certainly reap the benefits of being able to hear messages and reactions from players first-hand, compared to years gone by, when idolised and preened players had their opinions diluted by club press officers and those in charge of the marketing or financial strategy of the Premier League, but alongside these benefits sits a significant danger that results from young, very rich, and rather uncontrollable players being offered a stage on which to vent their thoughts in a manner that is not edited and is on the whole unaccountable. http://betting.betfair.com/football/
With many players choosing to make rather controversial statements that to some extent undermine other players, referees, and sometimes even their own club, the sad fact is that despite Twitter bringing players closer to their clubs, the service can also cause untold harm. Wayne Rooney is perhaps the latest player to highlight this, the striker deciding to attack Luis Suarez for a tackle that the Liverpool man committed without even thinking about it. When you bear in mind the fact that the next game Manchester United play is against Liverpool, you can see where the difficulties may lie. www.betfair.com
With this in mind, the age of tweeting players may be here to stay, but perhaps the ground rules need to be decided upon sooner rather than later for the sake of the game.