I have only ever given one answer to the question of; ‘Which team do you follow’?
However, in the past week I have been forced to change that answer, because at the moment I don’t follow any team… at least on twitter that is.
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Yes, the grand media and customer service gurus at Newcastle United have struck once again, this time I have been banned from following Newcastle United on twitter.
Now it’s safe to say that I have never quite been so confused about something in my life. Why would Newcastle United, the club I love, and the club I follow week in week out, all over Europe….
The club I spend thousands of pounds watching every year – why would they tell me that I am not allowed to follow them anymore?
My initial thought was that I must have said something out of turn to the club on twitter, however, a quick look through my tweets and relying on my memory, I came to the conclusion that I have not once tweeted Newcastle United.
So this must just be one almighty cock-up. No problem though, I will just contact the page administrator and email the club, so that this little mistake can be corrected in no time – after all how long does it take to type my name in and press unblock?
As of yet I have received no reply from Newcastle United via direct email, or even on their facebook page.
The only response I have had is from a polite man named Dan King, one of the three who run the Newcastle United twitter page. However, he has told me that they are simply too busy to care about my predicament at the moment.
So there you have it, after 15 years of following Newcastle United all over Europe, thousands spent on ticket and travel, hundreds spent in the club shop, and 30 years of working for the club by my Father and Grandfather… Newcastle United have told me that they do not wish for me to follow them anymore.
Who should I follow now?
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