[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.