Premier League Launches Social Media Guidelines for Pro Footballers

With players stitching hashtags and twitter handles onto their shoes, the Premier League in the UK has published social media guidelines for the players.

Arsenal’s Wojciech Szczesny took to advertising his Twitter handle on his shoes

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While the guidelines are not yet public, the Dirty Tackle blog on Yahoo! Sports offers the following expected guidelines, until the real guidelines arrive:

(Un)Official Premier League Guidelines on Social Media Use

  • Don’t say anything. Seriously. Just don’t. Anything you do say on social media will be: misinterpreted, over scrutinized, held against you in a court of law and, above all, incredibly stupid. So just don’t say anything.
  • If you are found guilty of saying anything on social media sites, the Premier League will punish you by making you sit in a room with Joey Barton for an hour after he has been told that your opinion of Nietzsche differs from his own.
  • And if you’re found guilty of responding to or even acknowledging anything Piers Morgan says on Twitter, you will literally be tied to a rocket and blasted into the sun. The end.

If you find a link to the real guidelines, please send me the link, and I’ll add them to the social media policy database.

Thanks to Jasper Snyder at Converseon for letting us know!

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