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