Our lives changed since social media came, today you can know everything about someone through what he posts on Social Media accounts. Yes, Social Media eased our communication and interaction, but sometimes we get into troubles because of what we’ve published on those different platforms. Today, we want to look at 10 times Social Media put footballers into troubles.
The world’s not big enough for 2 #SuperMarios!
— SBO (@SBOnet_) August 16, 2014
The Nice forward re-posted an image of the Nintendo character Super Mario on his Instagram account that contained the words “jumps like a black man and grabs coins like a jew”.
The 28 year-old was widely criticised for the image and deleted it but reacted angrily to the suggestion that his message was anti-Semitic.
“My Mom is jewish so all of u shut up please,” he wrote on social media later in reference to his foster mother, Silvia.
On this day in 2011, @Ryanbabel became the first player fined for comments made on Twitter. He posted a doctored picture of Howard Webb in a @ManUtd shirt with the tweet ‘And they call him one of the best referees. That’s a joke.’ Babel was fined £10,000. #History #Humour pic.twitter.com/8AEPyth63v
— Sports & Tips (@TipsandSport) January 17, 2018
Former Liverpool forward, became the first player to be sanctioned for misuse of Social Media in January 2011, when he was fined £10,000 by the FA for tweeting a photoshopped picture of referee Howard Webb wearing a Manchester United shirt.
Still on photoshopped pictures, former Chelsea player Adrian Mutu was banned from playing for his nation ever again after comparing the national team coach to Mr Bean.
— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) November 24, 2013
Mutu was left out of Romania’s squad for a World Cup play-off match against Greece and reacted by posting a photoshopped picture of Mr Bean’s head grafted on the body of the then Romania Coach Victor Piturca.
A REMINDER:#OnThisDay 2006
Nemanja Vidić joined Manchester United for £7m, winning:
Premier League 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup 🏆🏆🏆
Champions League 🏆
— Football Remind (@FootballRemind) January 5, 2019
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand was fined £45,000 by the FA for improper conduct after he re-tweeted a post which described Ashley Cole as a ‘choc ice’, after Cole gave evidence on behalf of John Terry in the racial abuse case which involved Ferdinand’s brother Anton.
Jack Wilshere is known for being an injury prone and people always troll him for this. But, he seemed to agree with them by tweeting this…
Positive week, managed to get through 20 minutes of ice skating without getting injured 😁💪😂 pic.twitter.com/FjCvOmLQif
— Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) December 5, 2017
Often subject to fan jokes for his injury issues, Wilshere trolled himself at the start of December through this tweet…
Massive 3 points today!!we were really solid!great shift from all of us!thanks for the support!#cleanshit
— Sebastien Bassong (@BassongOfficiel) November 30, 2013
Because of poor grammar or typing error, the French – born Cameroonian Sebastian Bassong tweeted this and fans trolled him, saying he brought his toilet habits into his celebration…
Darren Bent’s face says it all. 😳😂 pic.twitter.com/dHXQDJ8fN3
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 7, 2019
During his days at Tottenham, Darren Bent took to Twitter to lambast Spurs chairman Daniel Levy after he was said to be on the list of players to be offloaded.
“Do I wanna go Hull City NO. Do I wanna go stoke NO do I wanna go sunderland YES so stop f—— around, Levy,” he said. Bent was handed a heavy fine for his remarks.