Clubs to clamp down on Twitter?

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NEWCASTLE ARE now the 7/4 favourites to be the first club to ban Twitter, according to Ladbrokes.

Following Barton’s outburst and subsequent transfer listing the bookies have also slashed the odds on any club imposing a social media ban on a particular player to evens (from 3/1).

Mick McCarthy and Sir Alex Ferguson’s opinions of the site are well known and Wolves (7/2) and Manchester United (4/1) are also prominent in the betting.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Barton’s tweet may have been the final straw. We think it’s only a matter of time before the clubs clamp down.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Any Premier League club to impose a ban on playing staff using Twitter before year end – Evens

First Premier League club to ban players from using Twitter

Newcastle United – 7/4
Wolves – 7/2
Manchester United – 4/1
Liverpool – 8/1
Aston Villa – 12/1
Sunderland – 12/1
Everton – 14/1
Tottenham – 14/1
Arsenal – 16/1
Blackburn – 16/1

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.