We thought Twitter can be very dangerous for celebrities in general, and footballers in particular.
And after Jose Enrique’s recent tweet plus a number of Joey Barton’s tweets that caused one or two problems, Newcastle will be meeting with all Premier League clubs shortly, to discuss the use of social media in football.
It also seems that Alan Pardew is concerned by footballers’ use of Twitter, and thinks that the use of social media in general needs to be looked at closely.
This is what Alan said today:
“I think Twitter is very dangerous. You can say things when emotionally when it is probably not the best time to try and express your feelings.”
“That does not reflect well on people. A lot of players will be embarrassed by some of the stuff they put on there.” “I am not against free speech and am all for people expressing themselves.”
“They just have to be very careful.”
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson recently said he was considering banning Twitter at the Red Devils.
And he added he didn’t understand how his players had the time to tweet all the stuff they tweet.
When I’m out to breakfast two or three times a week with one of my twin sons Paul, he’s always checking his phone as stuff comes in.
Maybe he gets up to 8 messages in an hour, and I ask him who was that and what do they want, and it’s invariably one of his friends wondering what he’s doing.
As Alex said, how do people have the time for this stuff?