John Aldridge Vs The Twitter Machine

John Aldridge has had to learn the hard way that Twitter is not just a socialised saloon full of people people chanting #YNWA. After suffering through "300 manu fans singing hboro, heysel and other sick songs" at yesterday FA Youth Cup quarterfinal between Liverpool and Manchester United - as well as a stomach-churning 3-2 loss, Aldridge decided to vent his anger via the popular microblogging site. Dropping the phrase "scum isn't the word" into his tweet pretty much assured he wouldn't have the sympathy Man U supporting end of Twitter.

Opprobrium began to rain on him from all sides and pretty soon Aldo was threatening libel action to tweeters who alleged he had his own history of singing anti-United songs. Obviously Aldridge was trying to fight fire with fire by bringing lawyers into the conversation, but in the end, Aldo learned that Twitter is not only a sycophantic, back-slapping club, it's also a gnarled jungle full of people ready to sling arrows at you from the shadows.

[Three & In]

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