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Twitter has done much to bring fans closer to the players they idolise, and it has also given front-row seats when players go off on one.
The Mail's Chris Wheeler picked up on one such case involving Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, who became involved in a spat with former City forward Rodney Marsh.
Wheeler reported that Toure responded angrily to claims by Marsh that the player was not happy at the club.
In an interview with TalkSPORT, picked up by Wheeler, Marsh said:
People close to Manchester City tell me Yaya Toure is not very happy and he’s one of their great players.
When you start to hear rumblings from within the camp, and you see the way Toure played last weekend when he was strolling around and didn’t look interested, I’m wondering now if it will all go a little bit the other way.
It looks like they’re throwing billions of pounds at players but keep coming up short. I think this season could end in tears at Man City.
Toure was made aware of Marsh's comments and responded on Twitter:
Marsh hit back, and an angry exchange ensued.
It's all rather unedifying but great entertainment.
There was a happy ending, though, as Marsh tweeted in an attempt to offer the olive branch.