Jack Wilshere: cyber-bully

Posted by - March 4, 2011 - Arsenal, Birmingham, Twitter

Teenagers can be cruel

Arsenal star Jack Wilshere has been accused of “cyber-bullying” by Birmingham boss Alex McLeish, following his post-Carling Cup final tweet about Barry Ferguson.

Wilshere had used his Twitter account to say: “Well done to the BCFC player who slapped Koscielny on the head when they scored, very big of you!”

That Birmingham player was Ferguson, and his manager has now chosen to take Wilshere to task over the tweet.

McLeish said: “It’s not my world, Twitter and all that stuff. Cyber-bullying is not for me. We’ll draw a line under it and move forward.”

Meanwhile, it has emerged that Ferguson’s slap to the head of Koscielny was delivered despite a broken rib. The Scot had played through the pain barrier for more than an hour with the injury.

  • Mr. Chopper

    It’s hardly fucking bullying. If anything, Ferguson slapping Koscielny was more tantamount to bullying that what the boy Wilshere done said.

  • Tringaphile

    Jack Wilshere may be a promising young player with a long and successful career in front of him but, as part of his development, he should learn to accept defeat and disappointment with a little more grace. At the moment he seems to be believing all the media hype that surrounds him and quite apart from his tweets his behaviour on the pitch leaves quite a lot to be desired. His demeanor is that of a spoiled child – but then I guess that’s what he is!
    To me, it appeared that Ferguson didn’t exactly slap Koscielny but rather ruffled his hair. Still not a particularly nice thing to do in the circumstances, I agree, but hardly worth all the fuss.

  • Guest

    Getting involved with an opponent in any way after scoring a late winner in a cup final is disgraceful, disrespectful behaviour. Ferguson should be ashamed of himself. Wilshere has done nothing wrong at all by pointing out how unsportsmanlike that moment was.

  • alexmcl

    what does playing with broken ribs got to do with slapping a players head? managers can come up with idiot comments at times.