Danny Care Twitter Rant: Possible Disciplinary Action for Harlequins Player

Many celebrities and sportsmen/women use social networking websites such as Twitter and Facebook as a way to air their grievances over things that may have upset them and quite often, it ends up getting them into trouble. That is exactly what can be said for England rugby player Danny Care.

According to a recent article over at telegraph.co.uk by Gavin Mairs, Jeff Blackett – the Rugby Football Union’s disciplinary officer – is due to meet up with Rob Andrew (the RFU’s director of elite rugby) on Monday, in order to decide whether or not Danny Care should face disciplinary action.

23-year old Care took to the popular micro-blogging website on Friday night, and criticized referee Wayne Barnes, who had been officiating Harlequins’ 18-13 loss to Leicester in the Aviva Premiership game on Friday night. However, Care did apologize to Barnes for the tweets on Saturday.

The first tweet that Care sent read: “Does Wayne Barnes want to give any more shocking decisions to help the Leicester home team out?!! No shock there!!” This was followed a little later by: “Wayne Barnes…hang your head pal!! Reward the team who want to play rugby, not just kick penalties!!!”

Besides the decision on whether or not Care should face disciplinary action, Blackett said that he feels there needs to be a wider education about the usage of social networking websites. Do you think that Danny Care should face disciplinary action for his tweets?