Here’s a story that I think needs addressing. How many times have we seen sports stars Twitter accounts being closed on account of them tweeting something controversial and then getting into trouble? It’s getting to a point where it’s actually bordering on ridiculous. Now- a- days, football stars can barely express a negative feeling without facing a fine or criminal charges.
The latest in the twitter gossip is Ashley Cole who tweeted, “Hahahahaa, well done #fa I lied did I, #BUNCHOFT****”, in response to the FA accusing Cole of lying during an initial statement made about Anton Ferdinand.
Now, whether Ashley Cole lied or not is really irrelevant to the point I’m trying to make. The thing is, why shouldn’t the Chelsea defender be allowed to express a personal feeling on his personal Twitter account. Now, I know that being a sports star requires a certain level of role modeling but we’re not in high school here. People who are offended by what Ashley Cole says shouldn’t follow him.
If the a player gets a fine every time they say how they feel then what’s the point of them saying anything at all. The whole point of Twitter is to be able to read the personal thoughts and messages of star-something that ordinary people wouldn’t normally have access to.
Twitter is becoming a place where every comment is judged to its harshest degree. People need to relax about the whole thing.