Footballers and Twitter, it is well known by now, do not get along together all that well. Some of the Beautiful Game’s most accomplished social media maestros experienced particularly poor starts – here are some of our favourite debuts.
Wazza gets it oh so hilariously wrong first time out.
Hi rio do u want picking up in the morning pal
— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) April 23, 2011
Arsenal’s Polish keeper identifies possibly the finest reasons to start a social media profile: bitterness and anger
So I have finally set up twitter. Only because I’m pissed off with people misquoting my words and making me look like a right p…ck lol
— Wojciech Szczesny (@13Szczesny13) November 1, 2010
I suppose nobody can deny that, Marouane…
I’m now a tweet man 🙂
— Marouane Fellaini (@fellainiM) November 13, 2011
A frankly terrifying start to the left back’s Twitter career.
— César Azpilicueta (@CesarAzpi) August 28, 2013
It seems Ashley may well have been experiencing some sort of slight existential crisis at the moment he composed his first post.
I’m new to this but is the real me Ashley Cole. #HELPME
— Ashley Cole (@TheRealAC3) July 22, 2012
It’s one of the most fail-safe rules of football: you can always rely on Mario to do some something completely and utterly bizarre.
Cucù!! Io e lucky presenti!! pic.twitter.com/kCcvM7wM1S
— Mario Balotelli (@FinallyMario) May 16, 2013
Something typically confrontational to start things off from Zlatan.
Tonight we’ll see who rules this city, like this if you support us.
— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) January 15, 2012
Arsenal’s Spanish midfielder was perhaps guilty of being slightly over familiar with his first tweet.
Amigos ya estoy en Twitter! Espectacular victoria ayer en el derbi! Se salió Cazorlita y visita del Gunner más grande!! pic.twitter.com/mVux3d6Q
— Mikel Arteta (@m8arteta) November 18, 2012
We can’t either, Louis.
Louis saha on Twitter. Can’t believe i’m twitting.
— louis saha (@louissaha08) April 18, 2011
Liverpool’s on form striker opened his account with a bizarrely cryptic promise-cum-threat to his followers.
I have not started on twitter yet, but this is my official page and it is ready to go when the timing is right.
— Daniel Sturridge (@D_Sturridge) March 25, 2011
Probably a good idea to call the police, David.
Getting dragged round nottingham!!!!
— david nugent (@nuge101235) August 3, 2011
Originally published on Dream Team FC