Yet another Newcastle United player has been caught out by the dangers of using Twitter/Social Media.
Ryan Taylor was moved today to ‘Tweet’: “Ashley Young is an absolute DISGRACE. He’s the biggest cheat in the league. His antics are a joke….”
Whether what he said is true or not (it obviously is!) is irrelevant, what has it got to do with Ryan Taylor?
I can’t believe the clubs seem to be largely taking a very relaxed view of their players on things like Twitter, though obviously they may be furiously working behind the scenes to in future put a stop to it.
What purpose does it serve anyway? Not many players have much of interest to say and anything they do have to say of any interest, they probably shouldn’t be saying!
The very fact Ryan Taylor then deleted the message tells you that he had realised he’d made a big mistake.
Yes Ashley Young is a shocking diver but if Taylor is going to slag him off, then he can’t ignore what Barton, Perch and Tiote have done this season in incidents where opponents were sent off. Yes there may have been some contact on each occasion but not enough to poleaxe our players.
If you have never used Twitter then think of yourself standing in the pub, or wherever, then turning to your mate and saying something, or sending a text to a friend.
It is that quick and that easy so on the spur of the moment, especially after a few pints, how much rubbish have you talked?
Players are different to fans and get paid a lot of money to represent both ourselves and our football club twenty four hours a day.
With privilege comes responsibility, maybe Ryan you should consider ditching your smartphone ‘Over The Wall’.