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England's Soccer Team Faces New Rules About Tweeting

By - Source: Belfast Telegraph | B 24 comments

The England team must follow new rules regarding social networking.

Soccer players in England will soon be facing new restrictions on Twitter use. The FA is expected to announce a new code of conduct that will include conditions on Twitter use for the England team. Though full details of the new code of conduct have yet to emerge, it's said that comments on match day, or the day before, can only be posted once players have sought approval from management. According to the Belfast Telegraph, players will also be forbidden from criticizing team-mates, team staff, referees or officials whether it's on Twitter or Facebook.

Soccer players' use of Twitter has been under scrutiny as of late. Earlier this month, Chelsea's Ashley Cole got himself into hot water after posting insulting remarks about the Football Association on his Twitter page. However, it's not just social networking that players will have to be mindful of under these new rules. The Belfast Telegraph reports that it also contains certain stipulations about video games and mobile phone use. Apparently, players are allowed to play video games for 'a sensible amount of time' and the use of mobile phones in certain areas, such as the meal-room, dressing room and on the team bus, is "at the discretion of the head coach."

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    greghome , October 20, 2012 10:41 AM
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    Soccer players in England

    Oh you Americas, the rest of the world calls this game football :p 
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    greghome , October 20, 2012 10:41 AM
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    Soccer players in England

    Oh you Americas, the rest of the world calls this game football :p 
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    Anonymous , October 20, 2012 10:48 AM
    How about monitoring all those "acting performances" on the field instead?
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    NuclearShadow , October 20, 2012 11:32 AM
    Censorship is never a good thing. This seems to be out of complete fear of criticism whether warranted or not. Also limiting their video game and phone time? We are talking about adult athletes here right? When you treat your athletes like children is there any wonder why they voice discontent?

    greghomeOh you Americas, the rest of the world calls this game football


    We Americans are slow at adapting to changes, so soccer it remains. You should be happy that we even some what play the sport here after Soccer is the first sport to come out of the closet. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xLn-X8YJRg


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    chewy1963 , October 20, 2012 2:46 PM
    greghomeOh you Americas, the rest of the world calls this game football


    Two quick observations:

    1) It is UK writer Jane who wrote the article.

    2) Football is used for a different sport here in the US. It would either be confusing or overly verbose (Association Football) to change our name for the sport from soccer to football.
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    nieur , October 20, 2012 2:53 PM
    why the hell FA concerns how much time players play video games? if they are regular on practice/fitness sessions it is none of FA's concern what player do in their free time
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    killerclick , October 20, 2012 3:56 PM
    Oh, how I miss the days when only smart people used computers, because they were so expensive and complicated.
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    A Bad Day , October 20, 2012 4:15 PM
    greghomeOh you Americas, the rest of the world calls this game football


    And? We still use the Imperial Measurement system. One of the southwestern states tried to include metric system in their highway signs back in the 70's or 80's, and I do believe most of them have been removed because they were confusing drivers.
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    freggo , October 20, 2012 5:09 PM
    A Bad DayAnd? We still use the Imperial Measurement system.

    Yep, we -the USA- are the only industrial nation left that has not figured out that the metric system is easier to use.
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    alidan , October 20, 2012 5:24 PM
    freggo
    A Bad DayAnd? We still use the Imperial Measurement system. Yep, we -the USA- are the only industrial nation left that has not figured out that the metric system is easier to use.

    i love how im looked at like a moron because i have no clue what any of the imperial measurements are
    distance... volume mesurement... weight...
    im 24, and i have yet to learn any of that crap,
    but i know the metric system...

    and in school, it was me and a drug dealer were the only ones who knew the metric system... well... he knew the conversions for imperial to metric for reasons we can all guess.
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    Anonymous , October 20, 2012 5:40 PM
    "Chelsea's Ashley Cole got himself into hot water after posting insulting remarks about the Football Association on his Twitter page."

    I completely disagree. Players should be able to freely criticize their league and organization.
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    sun-devil99 , October 20, 2012 5:41 PM
    A Bad DayAnd? We still use the Imperial Measurement system. One of the southwestern states tried to include metric system in their highway signs back in the 70's or 80's, and I do believe most of them have been removed because they were confusing drivers.

    Actually, I-19 in AZ from Tucson to the Mexican Border is still signed in Metric. All the rest of the highways are signed in Imperial.
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    Maxor127 , October 20, 2012 7:28 PM
    staradmiral"Chelsea's Ashley Cole got himself into hot water after posting insulting remarks about the Football Association on his Twitter page."I completely disagree. Players should be able to freely criticize their league and organization.

    You don't see people freely criticizing their companies or bosses. If they did, they'd probably get fired.
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    frombehind , October 20, 2012 9:20 PM
    LOL, if you use your phone on the field... YOU AGE GROUNDED! no video games for you at all!!!

    So, professional sports players need to be treated like 12 year olds?
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    tului , October 20, 2012 9:39 PM
    NuclearShadowCensorship is never a good thing. This seems to be out of complete fear of criticism whether warranted or not. Also limiting their video game and phone time? We are talking about adult athletes here right? When you treat your athletes like children is there any wonder why they voice discontent?We Americans are slow at adapting to changes, so soccer it remains. You should be happy that we even some what play the sport here after Soccer is the first sport to come out of the closet. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xLn-X8YJRg


    Many places they're referred to as soccer fags, implying it is a gay man's sport.
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    tului , October 20, 2012 10:15 PM
    nieurwhy the hell FA concerns how much time players play video games? if they are regular on practice/fitness sessions it is none of FA's concern what player do in their free time


    Hell, even then it shouldn't be the association's concern. If they don't show up to games or practice the team should deal with them. I could maybe see them restricting commenting on the game during the game, especially if it relates to how they're playing, but outside of that, no.
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    assasin32 , October 20, 2012 10:56 PM
    tweety tawt he taw a romulan
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    buckcm , October 21, 2012 5:19 AM
    NuclearShadowCensorship is never a good thing. This seems to be out of complete fear of criticism whether warranted or not. Also limiting their video game and phone time? We are talking about adult athletes here right? When you treat your athletes like children is there any wonder why they voice discontent?We Americans are slow at adapting to changes, so soccer it remains. You should be happy that we even some what play the sport here after Soccer is the first sport to come out of the closet. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xLn-X8YJRg


    Because athletes act like children. There are a number of cases in US sports where athletes have sent obnoxious tweets. Look up Rashard Mendenhall of the Pittsburgh Steelers since you probably have not heard of him before. You'll be amused if you do.
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    Camikazi , October 21, 2012 6:15 AM
    greghomeOh you Americas, the rest of the world calls this game football

    Oh you whoever you are, you should know that the British came up with the word soccer for the game so don't get upset when someone uses it. Oh yeah, one other thing the USA is not the only place that calls soccer, soccer and football is not the only word for the game, it tends to vary from one country to another, have a nice day.
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    demonhorde665 , October 21, 2012 3:50 PM
    greghomeOh you Americas, the rest of the world calls this game football




    oh your Non americans, when we see some one say something this snooty , we call it sticking your head up your own a--
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    azraa , October 21, 2012 8:48 PM
    CamikaziOh you whoever you are, you should know that the British came up with the word soccer for the game so don't get upset when someone uses it. Oh yeah, one other thing the USA is not the only place that calls soccer, soccer and football is not the only word for the game, it tends to vary from one country to another, have a nice day.


    Nah ah. It doesnt.
    Im pretty sure that the US is the only country that uses that name in a colloquial, everyday way. The very world association calls it football, I mean come on, its not like it 'varies from country to country' since all teams subscribed (pretty much every team in the world) are supposed to notice the word FOOTBALL in the name. Still, pretty sure that only the US calls it soccer. All spanish-portuguese speaking countries call it football. Africa as well. Not sure about Europe, but im pretty sure they use football as well.

    Anyway, kind of a stubborn decision there, to call it football, IMHO. As well as the use of the Imperial system, considering that the VERY FOUNDATIONS of freakin science are written in metric.


    @Article: I dont like football :troll:, but anyway most of these sportsman are actually quite eccentric and often childish for their public behavior. High ranking teams cannot leave their image (what they actually sell) in the hands of, IMO, such immature people. I suppose to be transfered/valued in millions of dollars spoils those guys' egos

    PS: american football, wtf they run with the ball in their hands, sometimes kick it but thats it. Fuck logic.
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