Donovan McNabb went on a Twitter rant recently. He didn't do it on Twitter, though. Rather, he did it during a radio interview on ESPN 1000 in Chicago when he went on a rant against the social media site after he was asked his opinion on athletes who use Twitter.
"First of all, I'm not a fan of Twitter," he said. "Nothing against their program or what they have, but as an athlete, I think you need to get off Twitter. All these social networks of you tweeting about you watching a game when you wanna be playing in it, but you're mad you're not playing in it, so you're gonna criticize someone that's playing in it. I don't believe that that's the right deal. That's not professional by any means."
But he didn't stop there. "You know, we're all in a fraternity," he said, "so if you see a guy who's struggling, this isn't the time to jump on him or kick him while he's down, because that same guy will come against you and kind of blast your team out of the water. So I think for an athlete to be Twittering is the wrong move. It's one of those things to leave to the fans and let them comment on certain things, but athletes need to get off Twitter."
Good points, D-Mac—but good luck with that! [via Sports Radio Interviews]