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Friday the 13th: Twitter’s revenge

January 13, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Sport stars across the nation are shivering in their beds tonight, dreading receiving Twitter replies from followers who have been offended by an ill-considered Tweet which could end their careers.

This week has seen a string of Twitter horror stories including a football player losing his job and boxing being brought into disrepute through Amir Kahn’s campaign that was waged through the website.

Having facilitated professional sportspeople to spam whatever they want to anyone who would read it for years, this week of brutal retribution threatens to end in the worst possible way for any number of tweet-happy sporting personalities.

Little blue bird of death

The question is, who?

The most high-profile candidates come from the world of football, featuring the likes of Joey Barton and Michael Owen who always seem to be just a tweet away from a micro-blogging catastrophe which could endanger their careers – or worse still, their tweeting privileges.

However, there are many, many more who will struggle to rest easy until they see the number of followers they have increasing steadily again.

No-one is safe.

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  1. January 14, 2012 at 20:28

    Nice one.

    Joey Barton’s outburst towards that Irish player was just bizarre. Owen makes me laugh because he riles so many people with the mundaneness of what he says.

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