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Referee decisions and tackles on Twitter, do players understand the offside rules of social media?

Referee decisions and tackles on Twitter, do players understand the offside rules of social media?
Friday, 18 January 2013 By Laura Scaife

Perhaps ironic given that its kit logo is a bird, Norwich City winger Robert Snodgrass has risked disciplinary action after criticising referee Mark Clattenburg on Twitter. Clattenburg was the centre of attention at Upton Park after awarding the Hammers a penalty for an innocuous looking shirt pull by Ryan Bennett on Winston Reid inside the opening two minutes. The decision left City’s players and boss Chris Hughton fuming, while he also failed to award a free-kick following Carlton Cole’s foul on Alexander Tettey in the lead up to West Ham’s second goal. Snodgrass took to Twitter to unleash his fury at referee Mark Clattenburg following Norwich’s defeat, tweeting:

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Laura Scaife

Laura Scaife

Laura is an innovative thinker in the field of Social Media and has been extensively published on matters concerning compliance with e-commerce issues arising out of the Office of Fair Trading and Advertising Standard Agency guidelines as well as online revenue generation, defamation, electronic communications based offences, effective dispute settlement, business crisis management and reputational management.

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