Debate stirs as LFC coach’s Twitter rant is removed

18 Nov 2010

A damning tweet posted by the head of fitness and conditioning for the Liverpool Football Club, Darren Burgess, against the England football club has been removed.

In the tweet, which has become the subject of debate on Twitter, Burgess branded the England team’s performance last night as “completely amateurish” and “disgraceful”. The message was removed from the social networking site less than an hour after it was posted, according to the

The post referred to the duration that footballer Steven Gerard played despite the player carrying an injury during England’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of France.

Frustrated tweeting

Footballers and those associated with the game are increasingly using Twitter and other social networking sites to vent their frustrations and communicate directly with the world.

Former Welch international Robbie Savage and Sunderland’s Marcus Bent are the two most notable, with Bent managing to manufacture a transfer to his club of choice via his Twitter account and Savage claiming footballers deserve the high wage packets they receive, as well as his comments on Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand.