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Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Twitter ye not

Rio Ferdinand was the first and now every footballer (just like the whole tattoo thing) seems to have jumped on the tweeting bandwagon. Here are some examples that have caught my eye recently...

Let's start with tweeter... twitterer... tweeterer... or whatever the fuck it is, Rio Ferdinand himself. He recently told us that he was glad to be coming back from the US tour and was looking forward to seeing the family and eating some home-cooked food. Invaluable intel.

Jack Wilshire seems to want to steal Rio's crown. This morning, like the other morning, we were given more pointless chat about his ankle - "At club having some treatment! Trying to get this ankle better!" How long will it be before we're reading - "Feel a dump coming on; I'll tell you what colour it was when I'm done wiping my arris."

Read a good one on the BBC Sportsday Live. Official Man City tweet - "Sorry everyone, but @aguerosergiokun won't be training today, he has a stomach bug." I assume that the young Argentina striker got a note from his mum.

However, hats off to good ol' Joey Barton for keeping us apprised about his latest drama at Newcastle. The troubled midfielder has been going tweet crazy in recent days, and today quoted George Washington - "If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter." That's about as much in keeping as George Washington tweeting, "If Arsenal had signed me last season, they'd have won the league."

I think the saying which best applies to a lot of these tweets is the following - "Better to keep one's mouth shut and be thought a fool than open it and remove the doubt."

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