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Things to Remember

  • Avoid commenting on matters of a sensitive nature whether they be football related or not. Bear in mind anything you say may be published and placed in the public domain and is, as such, open to the possibility of misreporting and misinterpretation.
  • Avoid being critical of anyone – regardless of whether they are connected to football or otherwise, but particularly those who hold positions of authority such as referees, officials, club executives, employees of or persons connected to The FA and any sponsors.
  • Avoid commenting on injuries or team selection as you may be disclosing information which is not in the public domain and could give an advantage to your opponents and land you in trouble with your club.
  • Be completely certain of the accuracy/legitimacy of any information before posting it, notwithstanding the other issues you must consider in terms of appropriateness.
  • Always bear in mind the instant nature of such messaging and avoid making any comments in the heat of the moment at times of frustration or anger. You should assume that once the message has been sent, it will be publicised and even deleting it later will not prevent problems arising.
  • If you are unsure whether a particular post, comment or message could be considered controversial – don’t post it!