Miami Hurricanes Football: Players Face Twitter Ban

It looks like college football has just become the latest sport, whose teams are banning their players from using social media site such as Twitter. England cricketers faced a Twitter and Facebook ban earlier this year, and now the Miami Hurricanes are faced with Twitter ban.

According to a recent article over at bellinghamherald.com by Steve Gorten, Hurricane’s head coach Randy Shannon banned his players from using the popular micro-blogging website recently, and told them all to delete their Twitter accounts by 2:30pm on Tuesday.

“It’s a free country. But sometimes you have to do what’s best for your team,” Shannon said during the weekly ACC conference call. He then continued on to say that they felt it best at this time, for the team to shut their Twitter accounts down and get focused on their football again.

Shortly before the Hurricanes vs. Ohio State game on Saturday, Miami’s quarterback Jacory Harris took to his Twitter page and posted a note that said: “Middle fingers everywhere. This is why you play college football!” which was in reference to the reception the team received.

However, even though the players have been banned from using their Twitter accounts, they are still free to use Facebook, which seems a bit odd to me. “Facebook hasn’t been a problem with us right now,” Shannon said, adding that if it becomes a problem it will be addressed.