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The cruel side of Twitter
April 26th, 2011 1:53AM

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[OFF THE POST] That Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has 800,000 followers on Twitter prompted some of his teammates to start tweeting. Wayne Rooney began on Saturday and within two days had 180,000 followers. But midfielder Darron Gibson, who spends most of his time on the bench, closed his account after two hours because of a torrent of abusive comments, many of which seemed to come from Man United fans.

Among the posts: "nothing would make me happier than if we sold you this summer."

It hasn't been all smooth tweeting for Rooney, who's been called out for spelling and grammar mistakes.



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  1. Ernest Irelan
    commented on: April 26, 2011 at 9:43 a.m.
    I am a man u fan, that being said, does NOT mean that I slam other players as I really appreciate the players that play with heart an skill, great determination an spirit of the game. Nothing is more pleasing to me than to see a hard fought clean game. I remember when Rooney scored his first premiership goal. I recall when he broke the bones in his foot, I know of his scoring slump...to make tweets about his grammer, I would say is lowclass...I am sure, no one is more aware of his shortcomings than he. He is hitting the back of the net again...good for him..in the meantime, he has made a considerable contribution to his team on the pitch. Keep playing hard Rooney, I do not care how you spell "Kat"....


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