The Women Of England Wear TwitterBy: The Offside | April 5th, 2012
In a complete departure from the discussion of intelligence and football: social media.
Though studies may eventually indicate otherwise, I musn’t be the only one who feels they’re becoming more stupider just by reading Twitter. That won’t stop it, however, nor will it stop the freight train of every single noun in the world one day being preceeded by an ampersat. Thus a few ladies of the Women’s Premier League will sport their Twitter handles on their kits this weekend in a bid to promote the female side of the game.
The name will be on the sleeve, not instead of the more traditional name on the back, which would be the far more excellent idea. Like some sort of symbolism-laden futuristic identity crisis.
England’s “digital ambassadors”:
Arsenal Stephanie Houghton @stephhoughton2
Birmingham Laura Bassett @laurabassett6
Bristol Academy Siobhan Chamberlain @Sio_Chamberlain
Chelsea Claire Rafferty @clrafferty1
Doncaster Belles Julie-Ann Russell @Juuulie_Ann
Everton Jill Scott @JillScott12
Lincoln Megan Harris @MegsHarris7
Liverpool Aroon Clansey @AroonClansey
It’s a nice move but ultimately doomed to be second best once Darren Bent tattoos his handle on his forehead in a bid of shameless oneupsmanship.