Now the use of Twitter can of course be a risky business. People may not get your sense of humour, perhaps your tongue in cheek comments are taken the wrong way, perhaps you are leaking vital information to the opposition, it’s a veritable minefield out there. That said, it seems pretty obvious that wishing that your own supporters would all die is clearly not going to go down well.
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Aldershot’s Marvin Morgan has been suspended, fined two weeks’ wages and placed on the transfer list for comments he made on Twitter.
The npower League Two club issued a statement after meeting with the striker who was booed when substituted during the club’s 2-1 defeat to Hereford on Monday.
Morgan responded to the crowd’s reaction by later posting a message saying: ‘Like to thank the fans who booed me off the pitch. Where’s that going to get you! I hope you all die.’ (Daily Mail)
Aldershot’s Official Website said: “The player accepted that his conduct was totally misguided and inappropriate and he accepts that his actions were incorrect and ill disciplined.
“Accepting that his actions had been foolish he explained that they had been made in the heat of the moment and apologised for the distress he had caused.
“The football club are satisfied that the player meant no malice with his comments. However they were completely irresponsible and contrary to the values of Aldershot Town Football Club. The player has also undermined the good work that he and his colleagues have done servicing the local community.”
Now it is a little hard to swallow is it not for Aldershot to claim that no malice was meant by the comments? Surely if you wish that thousands of people would die then it is impossible to do so without using a great deal of malice?
The 27 year old has been transfer listed and will surely find it easy enough to find a new club, he was after all the club’s top scorer last term.
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