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NUFC’s Danny Simpson, Twitter To Spitter!

10 years ago

The twitter/social networking story rumbles on where Danny Simpson is concerned.

We reported earlier this week about the perils of social networking for high profile players who take notice of what fans/mackem infiltrators masquerading as Newcastle fans send in messages to them when things aren’t going so well generally, or even after one incident in a match!

After suggesting he was turning his back on the whole social networking set-up for a while, only days later it has emerged he has signed up to a new rival called ‘Spitter’

Spitter claims is will let users be ‘more interactive’ than other sites….hmmm will that not mean Danny Simpson will be putting himself in a position of seeing even more abuse aimed at him via Spitter/Social Networking?!!

This is how the story was reported on the Mail Online;

Newcastle star Danny Simpson has re-entered the social networking world after quitting Twitter for a new site set up by his football chums called Spitter2.

The 25-year-old was forced to shut down his account after receiving waves of abuse from Newcastle fans, who blamed him for Thomas Vermaelan’s 95th minute winner on Monday night.

Stoke City’s Cameron Jerome and Leicester’s Neill Danns have launched this new site, and Simpson has become its newest high-profile user. 

Spitter is set to be a hit with the football fraternity, who will be allowed to indulge their passion for social networking on this site, and allows its users to be more interactive than rival sites.

Indeed, the Toon right-back was a prolific tweeter and has wasted no time in hitting back at the snipers on his old networking medium.

Danns, who has the user name dannzy1, welcomed Simpson to the new site with the post: ‘Ha ha welcome lad, good banter on here.’

To which Simpson replied: ‘Booooom nice 1 bro….F*** twitter it’s Spitter.’

Simpson has been an ever present in Alan Pardew’s line-up this season and is enjoying a stellar campaign, but that did not make him immune from the fans vitriolic tweets on Twitter.

Abuse: Simpson was slammed by fans on social networking site Twitter

Time to delete this. Never read so much shit in my life,’ he tweeted after the 2-1 defeat at the Emirates.

‘Hurts to read that stuff when you’re trying your best and working hard every day.’

However, the former Manchester United starlet is not the only Premier League footballer to have abandoned the site due to the abuse received from fans.

His former United team-mate Darron Gibson – now at Everton – closed down his account after 97 minutes after a barrage of negative comments from fans, and Bolton skipper Kevin Davies was forced to do the same after Trotters fans lambasted him on there.




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