Abusive fans from own team force Man U player to quit Twitter — after 97 minutes

By Cam Martin 

A fair share of people have reservations about taking the leap and joining Twitter. They think it’s narcissistic or annoying or pointless, and it can be all those things to varying degrees. But few people finally join Twitter only to find themselves pulling the rip cord an hour and seven minutes later — and fewer still do it because they were taking crap from fans of their own team.

Enter Manchester United midfielder Darron Gibson, 23, who was bullied off the social media cite by rabid (insane?) fans who told him he wasn’t fit to play for the team.

“You are an abysmal excuse for a footballer,” wrote one fan. “You’re a one trick pony — a s*** one at that. What (Sir Alex Ferguson) sees in you I don’t know.”


Another added: “Nothing would make me happier than if we sold you this summer. You’re probably a nice bloke, but an awful footballer.”

They must have said worse things than that, no? I mean, the last poster even qualified his insult, saying “You’re probably a nice bloke, but…”
As Internet insults go, these seem relatively tame. Perhaps Gibson was simply trying to set the Guinness Book of World Records mark for shortest Twitter stint by a Man U player.

(Source: Mirror UK)