According to the Daily Mail, English Football League clubs are to be given a warning about their conduct on social media as the league organisation attempt to clamp down their ‘childish point-scoring and name calling’ posts.
Clubs use their social media to grow their fanbase and interact with their fans old or new on all things about their team, however EFL sides have this season mocked their rivals plus with those famous supporters with the Daily Mail saying they are inciting trouble.
Leeds were criticised after they had a dig at Derby fan Niall Horan when the Rams lost their play-off final to Aston Villa…
Brentford and Fulham were involved in a rather cringeworthy spat following the Cottager’s Premier League relegation back to the Championship. Bristol City got in on the act, saying “So it wasn’t just us then?” along with an crying laughing emoji.
So it wasn't just us then. ? pic.twitter.com/7RViVmT4CB
— Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) May 29, 2019
Brentford admin: pic.twitter.com/u1niLtR0JL
— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) May 29, 2019
Another post saw West Brom hit back at Stoke City’s tweet which they deleted…
It’s said that one Championship manager was so angry by a particular tweet which saw the mickey taken out of a rival that he wanted it be taken down immediately.
The EFL are claimed to have already been warned about not saying anything bad or ‘targeting’ referees on their accounts, and will no doubt be warned as mentioned to keeping in touch with the respect campaign at their meeting trip to Portugal this week.
Of course, the posts will cause quite a divide in opinion. Some will be glad to see them getting reminded to be respectful as it could be seen as unprofessional, others however see it as a bit of fun, great banter and want it to carry on.
After check out those social media posts, fans took to give their reaction to each of them – find out what they had to say on the next page.