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Donovan Mcnabb Thinks Athletes Need to Get Off Twitter
Twitter isn’t for everyone and while many athletes are catching backlash and getting fined for the things they tweet, Donovan Mcnabb is not having it and says he is not a fan of Twitter. Guess we don’t need to hold on our breaths waiting on this guy to join the social network
McNabb, whose public and professional persona have taken their fair share of hits over the years, was in Chicago this weekend and was asked by ESPN 1000 of his thoughts about Twitter. This is what he had to say…..
First of all I’m not a fan of twitter. Nothing against their program or what they have, but as an athlete I think you need to get off twitter. All these social networks of you tweeting about you watching a game when you wanna be playing in it, but you’re mad you’re not playing in it, so you’re gonna criticize someone that’s playing in it. I don’t believe that that’s the right deal.
That’s not professional by any means and you know we are all in a fraternity, so if you see a guy who’s struggling this isn’t the time to jump on him or kick him while he’s down because that same guy will come against you and kinda blast your team out the water, so I think for an athlete to be twittering is the wrong move. It’s one of those things to leave to the fans and let them comment on certain things, but athletes need to get off twitter.
Woah. Hold your horses now! As a fan, I personally like the chance to see these guys’ personalities off the court and I think it allows their fans to grow closer to who they admire.
Now while some athletes go the extreme route like football star @OchoCinco or Orlando Magic Gilbert Arenas @agentzeroshow who goes off tangent and tweets the most emotional loose cannon tweets, many athletes use it as a chance to promote their sites, let fans know where they’ll be at, and their reactions after games.
So this poses the question, should athletes have twitter accounts?
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