Think Before You Drink Before You Tweet

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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3 Responses

  1. Josh Tarrant says:

    It does seem like a bit of harsh punishment. All this press though, has just made me want to google to find out what he said – which I am sure the majority of readers will.

    It will be interesting to see how they continue to moniter Twitter and make judgements. With footballers more and more getting invovled the FA will have their hands full.

  2. elliott says:

    This raises some profound questions about what is guilty – alcohol in other matters can negate the mental state necessary to find intent. I imagine that for many future twitter arrests, lots of defendants will claim they were good and wasted.

  3. richard says:

    Too harsh. What he did was clearly wrong (and alcohol is less than an excuse IMO – if you’re a nasty drunk, it’s your responsibility to stay sober). But jail for being offensive, especially when few people will openly sympathise with him seems OTT. I bet Fabrice Muamba will think it disproportionate too.

    Just another example of mass hysteria meeting moral panic.

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