Hartlepool United boss Richard Money has recently spoken out about how he has distanced himself from social media after he and his squad received criticism from supporters.
He has only been in charge of the club for a month, but after picking up just five points from a possible 15 in the National League and an FA Trophy win against Leamington, Money has admitted that he doesn’t pay attention to what is written by fans.
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As quoted by the Hartlepool Mail, he said: “I don’t read anything or listen to anything. I don’t get emails, phone calls or read the papers.
“I think it’s important I lock myself away a little bit.
“I learned a long time ago not to look at social media. In my opinion it’s the bane of modern-day life, but I understand why people use it and need it.
“It should be a positive experience, but it doesn’t turn out like that and it’s a vehicle for people to vent their anger. I stay away from it.
“And to be honest the people who go on social media in that manner are recognised as a very small minority and the same people every week. You don’t get people using social media to say the manager is doing a good job or the manager is right.”
He also said that the atmosphere inside Victoria Park can be negative and it needs improving, “What we said needs to be said and I hope supporters take it in the manner it was meant. It’s not criticism, it’s just observations which needed to be said,” he said. “If we are going to be a proper football club going forward then everyone needs to buy into what we are trying to do.”
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