Something about the FA is currently driving Chelsea left-backs to post sweary hashtags on Twitter. After Ashley Cole’s “#BUNCHOFTWATS” controversy, Ryan Bertrand is the latest Blues full-back to turn the air on the social networking site blue.
Bertrand withdrew from the squad this morning, with the FA citing a sore throat as the reason for his return to Chelsea.
The player disagreed with that diagnosis and tweeted: “Do you think a “sorethroat” could stop me being apart of a match for my club or country? #yourfuckingnuts this is what every boy dreams of.”
He had orginally gone down a more diplomatic route.
An initial tweet read: “Just to clarify…. Its not a “sore throat” Im ill.swollen glands in my neck… And constant headache for 3 days now and freezin cold.”
That probably would have been a good place to leave it. But Bertrand chose to again tweet from his sick bed, first sending the offending message and then an apology.
He tweeted: “Sorry if i offended anyone by swearing as i don’t encourage that type of language.
“was just disappointed at the thought of people thinking i only have a sore throat.. which is not the case…”
It doesn’t appear that England manager Roy Hodgson is too concerned by the latest social media indiscretion by one of his players.
The England manager said: “His sentiments are laudible, his choice of words were wrong and a reminder of how careful high profile players have to be.
“It’s a lesson we can hopefully learn from in the future.”