Ipswich Town Youngster Billy Clark Released after Twitter Outburst

Portman Road boss acts swiftly over tweet.

Ipswich Town youngster Billy Clark has been told he can leave the club straight away by boss Paul Jewell, following his outburst on Twitter.

The 19-year-old midfielder used the social network site to announce he was not being offered a new deal.

And then replied to a well-wishing follower he was “glad to be out of there to be honest”.

Jewell told BBC Radio Suffolk: “He didn’t tell me that, if he’s glad to be out of here he can go now if he wants.”

A number of footballers have come under fire for comments they have made on Twitter, and Jewell says players need to use the tool sensibly.

“It’s only a danger if you put silly things on,” he added.

“I don’t know how many tweeters or whatever Billy’s got but instead of going on Twitter he can talk to me face-to-face.”

Clark has since removed his Twitter account from public viewing. (BBC Sport)

It seems that the Twitter/footballer curse can even haunt players outside the top flight. It is always a dangerous game to voice your opinions in such a public sphere and clearly Ipswich Town boss Paul Jewell is not the type of manager to think twice about axing an unhappy player. Where next for Billy Clark? Well I guess his Twitter updates will reveal all in due course.

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