Chopra Quits Twitter After Posting Cash Photo
Wednesday, 6th Feb 2013 18:16
Striker Michael Chopra closed his Twitter account earlier today, shortly after posting a photo of large sum of cash in a bag. A spokesman from Town said the club welcome players using Twitter, but admitted that the 29-year-old, who has had well-documented gambling and financial issues and was lent £250,000 by the club in December 2011, can sometimes go “over the top” while engaged in banter with supporters.
Chopra, who has continued an ongoing dialogue with his detractors both from Town and his other previous clubs for some while, posted the photo along with a message at lunchtime, removing his Twitter account soon afterwards.
A Town spokesperson said: "Michael enjoys the banter of Twitter but sometimes that banter can be a little bit over the top.
"As a club we welcome the use of Twitter. In an era when fans don't get close to players it's a good communication tool, but players should think before they tweet."
Commenting on the photo, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas tweeted: “Michael Chopra you’re a clown!”
Keeper Arran Lee-Barrett later sent up the one-time England U21 striker with a further tweet and photo:
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