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Leeds Utd players banned from Twitter

Grayson lays down law after Somma clanger

Written by . Published on July 19th 2011.

Leeds Utd players banned from Twitter

LEEDS UNITED boss Simon Grayson has banned his players from using Twitter after striker Davide Somma told the world about a six-month injury.

Grayson was unhappy Somma told his followers before his employers. Other players, such as Lloyd Sam and Max Gradel had accounts on the social media site.

“I'm simply not having it," said the manager. "I have told them I don't want them using it."  

It's a double blow for Somma, who not only has a serious knee injury, but will now be stuck twiddling his thumbs while he's resting at home when he could, instead, be tweeting about his recovery.

However, this isn't the first social networking scandal Leeds Utd has had to deal with; there was controversy with Kasper Schmeichel's move to Leicester City, which he denied via Twitter. 

A few footballers have got themselves in hot water over Twitter, and the FA felt moved to issue a statement in February.

“Participants are required act in the best interests of the game at all times and should be aware of this when using social networking websites," it said, stopping short of adding 'and please don't post pictures of your own genitals or inserting a mobile phone somewhere you shouldn't.'

So should footballers use Twitter? Rant below...

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