Ryder Cup 2010: Europe, US ask players to stop tweeting

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

LONDON - The Europe and United States Ryder Cup teams have been asked to cease all their tweeting activity till the tournament ends.

According to the BBC, Europe’s captain Colin Montgomerie and US captain Corey Pavin has confirmed the decision, saying that tweeting could lead to serious “trouble”.

“Tweeting and social network sites can get one into trouble. It’s not a ban as such, we’ve just asked the players not to and they agreed,” said Montgomerie ahead of the Ryder Cup, which is scheduled to begin at Celtic Manor on Friday.

Four players in Europe’s team and five from the US side actively use Twitter. The European players like US Open winner Graeme McDowell, Ian Poulter, Rory McIlroy and Francesco Molinari and those from the US team -Stewart Cink, Rickie Fowler, Zach Johnson, Hunter Mahan and Bubba Watson are the ones who frequently tweet.

Earlier, footballers Jozy Altidore and Darren Bent were in trouble for ill-advised public comments, while swimmer Stephanie Rice lost a sponsorship deal and was forced to make a public apology for an allegedly homophobic comment on Twitter. (ANI)

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