How Many Tweets in a Twat?

How many tweets make a twat?

Henry Winter actually made a relatively interesting point this morning on Twitter.  I know, it was a momentous occasion, but perhaps not up there with the #wherewereyouwhenhenryresponded tweets, which occurred after that famous day when Henry Winter finally responded to a Tweet.

Winter opined that it was only a matter of time before the PFA and clubs seek to censor their players on Twitter.  And he has a point.  There have been some corkers on Twitter from players who clearly need to revisit their media training.  And Winter is also right that this would be a massive shame as many footballers are very interesting.  His comments were in light of Ryan Babel posting a picture of Howard Red (Ed – haha, this was a genuine typo, but I’m leaving it in there!) dressed in a Man United shirt, displaying impressive Photoshop skills.

We had Darren Bent telling Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to “stop fucking around” for not letting him move to Sunderland, which resulted in a £120,000 fine – almost £10,000 per character.  Even without the venting, @DB11TT is an interesting follow, if only because he’s batshit crazy, as his TweetPics are testament to.

Darren Bent - the Truth

Darren Bent - the Truth

More recently we’ve had some crackers: Glen Johnson blasted Paul Merson, saying that comments from “alcoholic drug abusers” aren’t really going to upset him, and calling him a clown.  People have had their opinion on him but I’d rather listen to Glen Johnson saying what he actually thinks than sit through another banal Michael Owen interview where his media training just shines through, even where his personality doesn’t.

Twitter Twat of the year has to go to Aldershot’s Marvin Morgan.  The alliteratively named forward took exception to fans booing their team.  His tweet “I hope you all die” to Aldershot fans after the game showing them what he thought.  Er, overreacting much?  Particularly bad timing given the death of a club stalwart the day before.

Marvin Morgan: Twitter Twat

Marvin Morgan: Twitter Twat

It’s not just rants though.  Newcastle’s Jose Enrique annoyed Alan Pardew by tweeting that he was injured and would miss the next league game; a fact that Pardew had hoped to keep secret from the opposition.  Pardew obviously hadn’t taken into account the fact that said opposition was Tottenham Hotspur managed by Harry “I’m not a faaaackin’ Wheeler-Dealer” Redknapp whose tactics famously consist of “get out there and faaackin run about a bit you caaants”.

It’s not all bad though.  We have the Stephen Fry of football Tweeters in @RobbieSavage8 (followers: a healthy 129,000) whose love-in/bitch fest with @rioferdy5 is as odd as it is, at times, amusing.  He takes a lot of shit from the usual idiot football fans who love nothing more than a pantomime villain, but he’s as happy to dish it out as receive it.  If Crawley can beat Derby in the FA Cup tonight (preview available now), it will be interesting to follow Savage’s Tweets.

Robbie Savage auditions for the Village People

Robbie Savage auditions for the Village People

I hope Henry Winter is wrong, but I suspect he is right in this, and more footballers will have their Tweeting rights taken away from them.  It’ll be a shame because for every Darren Byfield and Aaron Lescott (snoooooooooooze), there’s a Kevin Davies (@kevindaviesbwfc) or Matt Lawrence (@mattyjlawrence) who are actually interesting to follow (and hey, they even converse with you).

I’m now off Tweet to everyone who reads my blog that I hope they all die.

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One Response to How Many Tweets in a Twat?

  1. Damon says:

    I can’t believe that you of all people, Mr Hip Hop, haven’t mentioned Mikael Forssell. If Darren Bent is batshit crazy, our Mik is 100 Carat Cuckoo.

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