Portsmouth players to be fined £1,000-per-word in Twitter ban
Portsmouth manager Steve Cotterill has announced a Twitter ban on his squad, which will see Pompey players fined £1,000 for every word they tweet.
The announcement follows a series of Twitter controversies involving footballers, most notably Liverpool winger Ryan Babel’s £10,000 fine from the FA for tweeting a Photoshopped image of referee Howard Webb wearing a Manchester United shirt.
Cotterill has stepped in before his side’s secrets were spread around the internet and reckons his players have got more important things to be doing with their time.
He said: “I have told the lads not to go on Twitter or Facebook and write anything about Portsmouth Football Club or what goes on here.
“I have told them if they do it, then I will fine them £1,000 per word.
“It is a load of old rubbish. If they spent less time on the computer and more time playing football we’d have a better set of players.”
A bit harsh in OTP’s opinion. It sort of punishes correct grammar.