The 10 Most Regrettable Football Tweets
A few hours after Walsall beat Wolves 1-0 at Molineux on Tuesday evening, a rather unsavoury Tweet appeared on their official Twitter account.
Rather than admitting that a member of staff had used the wrong account when libelling their rival, The Saddlers instead decided to claim the account was hacked.
Walsall aren't the only ones to fall foul of rogue tweeting. Here are a further nine clubs and players who have made regrettable social media faux pas...
The 1958 Munich Air Disaster claimed the lives of eight Manchester United players.
Ahead of the Red Devils' visit to Anfield in August, the official Liverpool Twitter account asked fans to suggest songs to be played before the game. When one sick supporter made a thinly veiled reference to the disaster, the @LFC account appeared to validate it with a joke.
The tweet was quickly deleted and the club offered an apology for their "error of judgment."
Stoke defeated Crystal Palace 2-1 at the Britannia on August 24th, but the odds were stacked against the Eagles—even their own official Twitter account seemed to be rooting for the Potters!
Taking time out from his busy Twitter schedule of trolling Arsenal fans, Ashley Cole reacted angrily when the FA cast doubt over his testimony in John Terry's racism case in October of 2012.
The Chelsea defender earned a £90,000 fine for his troubles.
Either Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam really likes Cristiano Ronaldo or his Twitter account was hacked in August of 2012.
Swiss defender Michel Morganella was sent home from the London Olympics in disgrace after a discriminatory tweet.
Shortly after Switzerland lost 2-1 to South Korea, Morganella tweeted an insult suggesting the opponents were "retards" who should "burn themselves."
The Palermo player quickly deleted his entire account and apologised for the outburst.
US women's team goalkeeper Hope Solo caused a Twitter storm at the London Olympics when she attacked former teammate Brandi Chastain.
Solo hit headlines again in April when she appeared to accidentally tweet her phone number to her 660,000 followers in a message that seemed to be intended for "gooch" (possibly FC Metz defender Oguchi Onyewu).
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While playing for Aldershot in 2011, striker Marvin Morgan was booed off the pitch as he was substituted in a 2-1 loss to Hereford. Shortly afterwards, he responded on Twitter:
Like to thank the fans who booed me off the pitch. Where's that going to get you! I hope you all die.
Morgan was fined two weeks wages and placed on the transfer list for his outburst. Not long afterwards, he was sent out on loan to Dagenham & Redbridge, and then released.
In 2010, Spanish left-back Jose Enrique landed himself in hot water after revealing via Twitter that he would not be on Newcastle's team sheet for a match with Tottenham due to injury.
"Players can’t be giving that sort of information out," said an angry Alan Pardew. "Tweeting is something that we need to look at as a club. We’ll make it club policy that it has to stop."