Manchester United and England winger Ashley Young decided that it would be time for him to join social networking site Twitter on Thursday afternoon, to a mixed response from fans.
Within minutes of Ashley Young and Manchester United announced his verified account he was bombarded with thousands of followers and twitter mentions, many of which were abuse direct at the 28-year-old.
Always hear the lads going on about Twitter so decided it was about time I joined!
— Ashley Young (@youngy18) September 12, 2013
Ashley Young might be thinking this evening why he bothered joining after much abuse that was directed his way, we have included some of the tweets below:
@youngy18 hope a fucking satellite falls out the sky (at an angle) and decapitate your legs leaving you unable to play football ever again
— Ginners (@OfficialGinners) September 12, 2013
It wasn’t all abuse directed towards him, there were many people around the world welcoming Ashley Young to twitter, also a supportive welcome to the Twitter world from team-mate Rio Ferdinand, but he did warn him that he would need a thick skin to see it out.
Welcome Ashley Young aka @youngy18 to the twitterverse! better late than never bro! If you ain’t got thick skin you’ll be off in a month!
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) September 12, 2013