MICK’S THE MAN: McCarthy will keep an eye on any Town “twits” on Twitter
MICHAEL Chopra, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and every Blues star on Twitter – you have been warned.
Mick McCarthy’s straight-talking, no-nonsense attitude is not just confined to the training ground and dressing room.
He has also uttered some words of warning in the past when it comes to the popular social media platform.
Chopra, Emmanuel-Thomas and Josh Carson have both come into some conflict with Town fans over words expressed on Twitter this season while the likes of Scott Loach and Aaron Cresswell are also avid tweeters.
But in McCarthy, they might find an adversary when it comes to what they can say in a public arena.
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Last year, the new Town boss famously criticised ‘twits who tweet’ within his own Wolves dressing room.
Having become so concerned by his players’ use of Twitter, McCarthy was said to have brought in a media law firm at Molineux to talk to his players about the potential pitfalls of posting messages and pictures.
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In January, McCarthy claimed the club’s failure to sign Steve Sidwell might have hinged on a tweet from his player, Greg Halford, telling the world that the midfielder was attending Wolves’ match with Chelsea.
Just 24 hours later, Sidwell pulled out a move to join Wolves and signed for Fulham instead.
Speaking of that incident, McCarthy said: “Some twit tweeted it and it became common knowledge.”
And while all his focus will be on improving Town’s fortunes as quickly as possible, McCarthy’s past stance has made it clear he won’t tolerate bad behaviour on Twitter.
He said: “I can’t ban it and I’m not going to try.
“But they have to be careful what they say on it about the club and its policies.
“If they put a team selection up, which I’m sure some disgruntled numpty will at some stage, they will be in trouble.”