Twitter has once again today been used as a battleground instead of communication platform as another football rant has taken place. The controversy is because El Hadji Diouf, the Blackburn Rovers striker taunted an injured opponent during the FA Cup tie against Queen’s Park Rangers over the weekend.
Twitter is becoming an increasingly more popular and convenient place to do your dirty work as we have seen in similar cases today with the Liverpool players Glen Johnson and Ryan Babel who made comments over the microblogging site in regard to incidents that occurred during their match yesterday against Manchester United. Several QPR players took to Twitter to launch their anger at Diouf because of his disrespectful behaviour towards their team mate.
As you can see by the photo courtesy of The Telegraph, the QPR player Jamie Mackie had to be stretchered off with a broken leg after a bad collision with a Blackburn defender. What he did not expect whilst laying in agony was an opponent to shout rude taunts to him about his injury. Just to add insult to injury, Blackburn won the game 1-0 and Diouf went unpunished but the FA may take action.
Fan House has reported that Mackie himself tweeted, and told of how Diouf stood over him and screamed “F*** you and f*** your leg!”. The QPR manager Neil Warnock was also livid, and spoke about the incident, describing Diouf as “a gutter-type of boy”, “the lowest of the low” and said that “to call him a sewer rat would be an insult to sewer rats”. The Rover’s striker has always been a generally disliked and controversial figure with his disrespect and behaviour and now all of Twitter is aware of what type of a person he really is. Leave us your thoughts on the type of punishment that should be handed out and if you think Twitter is becoming a place for verbal war.
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