Jozy Altidore to be fined for Twitter apology

Posted by - October 26, 2009 - Hull City

Hull striker’s social networking habits hit him in the pocket

Jozy Altidore has been told he will face a club fine after revealing that Hull manager Phil Brown had dropped him for Saturday’s match against Portsmouth via Twitter. Altidore tweeted an apology confessing that he had turned up late for the game.

He wrote: “Apologize to all of you. I showed up late. Made a big mistake I’m very very sorry.”

The post has since been removed, but not before Brown had caught wind of it.

He said: “That for me is information that stays in house. The reason he wasn’t on the bench was our business.

“Jozy was on the bench until 2.10 when I decided to change it. It’s unacceptable behaviour, full stop. You prepare all week for a match day, mentally and physically. To ask a player to arrive an hour and a half before a game is not too much to ask is it?”

Altidore is on-loan at the KC Stadium from Villarreal.