UPDATE: It appears another ‘baller bites the dust due to twitter abuse.
Marvin Morgan, who plays for League Two’s Aldershot Town has been suspended and placed on the transfer market after being booed off the pitch on Monday after his team’s 2:1 defeat to Hereford Town.
After the match he took to Twitter and told fans;
‘Like to thank the fans who booed me off the pitch. Where’s that going to get you! I hope you all die.’
A class act indeed.
During 2010 we at Kickette have frequently extolled the virtues of our fave ‘ballers on social networking sites again and again. But a serious question has reared its ugly head over the Xmas period, one that made us lift our hungover brows up from our cashmere covered cushions and actually do some thinking (urgh).
Should footballers on social network sites such as Twitter and Facebook echo a Spiderman-like ethos i.e. “With great power comes great responsibility” or should they be free to express their opinions on whatever the bleedin’ heck they want?
This story gets two enthusiastic thumbs up and one not-so-pleasant middle finger. Images: Google.
Hear ye, hear ye! The Kickette Court of Common Law is now in session.
On today’s docket we have a Pasta-producing, Iker Casillas-loving journalist in the line of fire as she fends off Real Madrid and one heavily bruised, star striker’s ego.
Ladies and gentleman of the jury, throw on your best court shoes and come on in.
Happily, they have each other. For the time being, it’s probably going to remain that way. (Getty Images/Daylife)
It’s here. It’s there. Apparently, it’s ruddy everywhere. Let’s be honest, who was surprised when news broke this weekend that Newcastle United’s Andy Carroll (single) and his care in the community worker (married) Kevin Nolan had been busted for allegedly taking their celebration of Nolan’s hat trick in the Magpie’s 5-1 demolition of Sunderland a little too far**? That’s lady friend far, for those of you who’ve missed it.
But Arsene Wenger? Defending himself against allegations of infidelity with a younger woman? Yep, we admit it. We didn’t see that one coming.
So why is this happening? Why do elite soccer players (and their managers. We see you, Avram) seemingly find it impossible to remain faithful for more than ten seconds? In the interests of our future happiness, we decided to see if we could figure out what the hell is going on.
Yes ladies (and gents), it would appear Gareth Bale has plenty to smile about. (Getty Images/Zimbio)
You might have heard of Gareth Bale. He’s the Lord Of The Rings Reject/Cutey Pup Pup currently doing brilliantly with Spurs in the Champions League and being hailed as a world class player. Rafa Benitez has already expressed an interest in Bale after his demolition of holders Inter Milan in the competition, and there have been murmurings from Old Trafford, where Sir Alex Ferguson may see Bale as a perfect replacement for fellow countryman Ryan Giggs.
For Chelsea, money equals trophies. But are we beginning to see the real costs? (Getty Images/Zimbio)
At first glance, the best thing that ever happened to football (and us) was the EPL. Bringing regular football to subscription television has directly contributed to a huge influx of fundage filtering into the game, not just in England but across Europe. As we all know so well, the money allows clubs to spend ludicrous sums on players, which in turn allows players to spend ludicrous sums on designer tat and hair product.
Results: as players became richer, with better access to quality garms and spray tans, websites like Kickette just made sense. To us, anyway.