In theory, Twitter is supposed to help athletes stay connected with fans. However, shortly after Manchester United player Darron Gibson signed up for the social networking site earlier today, he got a rude awakening: Soccer fans hate him! Okay, not all of them (a few started a #getgibboback hashtag later) but enough Man U fans talked shit to Gibson to force him to shut down his @dgibbo28 account for good. Uhhh...dueces? [via TheJournal]

@dgibbo28 you are a abysmal excuse for a footballer. You're a one trick pony - a shit one at that. What Fergie sees in you I don't know...less than a minute ago via Twitter for Android Favorite Retweet Reply