Time for Arsenal stars to stop using Twitter?

Social media is a part of the modern world now, with footballers using sites like Twitter just as much as anyone else, and why shouldn’t they? But we keep seeing problems cropping up, especially when clubs decide to host question and answer sessions with their players. You might as well just invite the fans of rival clubs to send in as much abuse as they can think of.

But there are also problems when players just use twitter off their own back. Because they are famous, anything they say could well become news and can also lead to some unfortunate responses and arguments. Our German defender Per Mertesacker, now retired from international football, has already taken himself off twitter once, about two years ago, after receiving dogs abuse following an Arsenal loss.

And I reckon that the BFG may just be about to do the same thing again after his heartfelt tweet honouring the 5th anniversary of the death by suicide of his friend Robert Enke, the former German international keeper who could not cope with the depression caused by losing his daughter.

But the thing about these social media sites is that they give cowards and idiots an easy way to spout their abuse with no comeback. But Per could not have expected the personal abuse as well as some general racist and callous responses, as reported by The Independent.

And by coincidence the same sort of thing happened to his fellow countryman Lukas Podolski, as another report in The Independent reveals. The striker tweeted about the 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down, a huge international event that is clearly hugely important to Germans especially. But of course, some morons thought it was more important to get stuck into Podolski, even some Arsenal fans suggesting that he was being insensitive by tweeting that after the Gunners lost to Swansea.

Time to call it a day on Twitter lads?

Tags enke Mertesacker Podolski


  1. frank says:

    Twitter, ha. Seriously, who has the time let alone gives a damn about what someone else is currently doing. Twitter is for f@#k wits with too much time on their hands.

    1. davidnz says:

      So true.
      You would not catch any of us
      rambling on social media sites
      like “JustArsenal.com”
      We don’t have the time 🙂

  2. truegunner12 says:

    Let this be a lesson to all fans, that class as well as a lack thereof exists in all fan bases. It takes the lowest of human beings to even attempt to hurl such abuse after someone during such a period. Criticise individuals when the time is right within a given context… but never like this.
    It takes a brave albeit foolish person to look you in the eyes and kick you
    but it takes real scum of the earth to kick someone undeservedly when they’re down.

    Have a good day ladies and gents, hoping for better days at Arsenal and better for human kind

    1. Big Gun says:

      I’m not on facebook or twitter for this very reason. Some people just have nothing better to do than sit behind a cyber mask whilst hurling abuse at others. If you have something to say about me, say it to my face, otherwise sod off.

  3. Tope says:

    I was shocked when some1 here(cant remember his name) called me an idiot just because i said we should always try to discuss the topic on ground rather than regurgitating the same abusive comment over and over in all threads. Its even gotten to a point where you read tens of comments and non is relevant to the thread.if you venture to point it out then the next comment would be”you are the idiotor why bob is the editor”.

    1. davidnz says:

      You forgot my name 🙂

  4. Aussie Jack says:

    AMEN to that! The club makes comments, the players play football.

  5. peeps says:

    Travelling to london next month.. anybody here can offer b&b? thanks!

    1. dan says:

      if your coming to watch arsenal game i would not bother save your money for a trip somewhere else otherwise it will end in misery and be a bad experience watching this load of rubbish!

  6. LutenantDan says:

    Time for Arsenal to stop trying to turn Twits into Stars !

    1. LutenantDan says:

      Thats how the title should’ve read ! Lol

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