Wednesday, 29 August 2012

City Players Apologise on Twitter

Humiliating.  That was the word the local paper used to describe Leicester City's 2-4 defeat to Burton Albion in last night's Capital One Cup Round Two at King Power Stadium.  The team have lost three in a row now but this was the first really bad performance of the season and the players were apologetic.
The Leicester defence a shell-shocked after a Burton goal. (

Twitter has been a revelation in the past few years and is used widely by professional footballers to interact with fans and give the public an insight into the life of one of their heroes.  However, last night it was a platform for some of those Leicester players on the network to say sorry.

It is easy to hide behind the screen when you put yourself in the public eye in such a way as Twitter but Neil Danns, Jeff Schlupp and Ritchie de Laet showed some class to apologise to the fans on the evening of the performance.

It is often a problem that players don't seem to care when they under-perform on the football pitch but Twitter has given these three an opportunity to put that opinion to bed.  Thanks, I for one, appreciate it.