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Lyon blast ‘despicable’ Valbuena death claim

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Paris (AFP) Lyon on Monday hit out at "despicable" social media reports that French international Mathieu Valbuena had died.

"Mathieu Valbuena is happily alive and well contrary to what those despicable individuals are spreading on Twitter," the club said in their own Twitter retort.

The Ligue 1 club acted after after a number of social media posts claimed the 32-year-old died on Sunday, alongside a photograph of the player.

Lyon blast ‘despicable’ Valbuena death claim

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Paris (AFP) Lyon on Monday hit out at "despicable" social media reports that French international Mathieu Valbuena had died.

"Mathieu Valbuena is happily alive and well contrary to what those despicable individuals are spreading on Twitter," the club said in their own Twitter retort.

The Ligue 1 club acted after after a number of social media posts claimed the 32-year-old died on Sunday, alongside a photograph of the player.

Colombia investigates death threats against Real Madrid’s James

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Bogota (AFP) Prosecutors have opened an investigation into alleged online death threats against Colombian playmaker James Rodriguez, of Real Madrid, an official said Tuesday.

"The Attorney General's office is launching a probe to determine responsibilities in a crime involving threats" that carries up to eight years in prison, Luis Alberto Perez of its investigating unit told reporters, referring to the threats against James.

Colombia investigates death threats against Real Madrid’s James

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Bogota (AFP) Prosecutors have opened an investigation into alleged online death threats against Colombian playmaker James Rodriguez, of Real Madrid, an official said Tuesday.

"The Attorney General's office is launching a probe to determine responsibilities in a crime involving threats" that carries up to eight years in prison, Luis Alberto Perez of its investigating unit told reporters, referring to the threats against James.

Aurier throat slit gesture during World Cup qualifier causes stir

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Paris (AFP) Controversial Paris Saint-Germain full-back Serge Aurier has caused a social media stir after making a throat slitting gesture duing a World Cup qualifier on Saturday.

Ivory Coast international Aurier celebrated a goal against Mali by turning to the crowd and dragging his finger across his throat.

Aurier throat slit gesture during World Cup qualifier causes stir

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Paris (AFP) Controversial Paris Saint-Germain full-back Serge Aurier has caused a social media stir after making a throat slitting gesture duing a World Cup qualifier on Saturday.

Ivory Coast international Aurier celebrated a goal against Mali by turning to the crowd and dragging his finger across his throat.

‘Forgiven’ Eto’o back for Antalyaspor after racism row

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Istanbul (AFP) Former Cameroon international Samuel Eto'o was recalled by Turkish side Antalyaspor on Sunday after being dropped for allegedly accusing the club leadership of racism on social media.

Club chairman Ali Safak Ozturk said the former Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea star had been forgiven after expressing regret for the remarks.

‘Forgiven’ Eto’o back for Antalyaspor after racism row

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Istanbul (AFP) Former Cameroon international Samuel Eto'o was recalled by Turkish side Antalyaspor on Sunday after being dropped for allegedly accusing the club leadership of racism on social media.

Club chairman Ali Safak Ozturk said the former Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea star had been forgiven after expressing regret for the remarks.

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Football Art: Graphic Untd Design Series Of App-Themed Fantasy Kits For Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Etc (Photos)

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Ever wondered what it might look like when Facebook's office football teamsquare off against their Airbnbcounterparts after work on a Thursday night?

Well, wonder no more compadres, for the good people at Graphic Untd have spent their recent weeks drafting up a series of fantasy kits for a whole raft of different apps.

It’s Complicated: Jordon Ibe Removes All Mention Of Liverpool Football Club From Social Media

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By Joseph Viney (@jjviney)

The relationship between Jordon Ibe and Liverpool appears to have been broken beyond repair after the player removed all mention of the club that pays him a king's ransom from his social media accounts.

The 20-year-old midfielder has barely figured in manager Jurgen Klopp's plans over the last few weeks and his omission from the matchday squadthat beat Stoke 4-1 yesterday afternoon seems to have been the final straw.

Does Social Media Popularity Equal Likeability?

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My discussion section spent lots of time speaking aboutbrands last week. From physically branding animals to the Jordan brand (as in Michael Jordan). It was an all-encompassing talk, but as we reached soccer, we touched on the idea of the Ronaldo brand versus the Messi brand. I do not consider myself a soccer fanatic, so.

Newcastle United

Rafa Benitez Takes Aim At Social Media

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We are not big believers in social media because it seems to give people a chance to bring out the worst in themselves by posting ridiculous and vicious comments on the Internet. A big reason for that is they can essentially remain anonymous if they so wish. And it's much easier and less of a [...]

Rafa Gives Advice To Players About Social Media

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In his press conference today Rafa Benitez has given advice to his players that if they have social media accounts they can use them to communicate with but not tointeract with. The main thing for footballers is to concentrate on their football and to do everything they can to improve their game and become [.

Chelsea

Arsenal 3-0 Chelsea – A Didier Drogba Tweet sums up the Chelsea performance.

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For the second week running, Chelsea were hammered by the opposition in the first half and lost the game. As a result Didier Drogba took to his social media account and has best described what happened at the Emirates last night.


Unfortunately, Drogba is spot on and it really was men against boys in the first half, which is the most disappointing aspect.

Norwich 1-2 Chelsea: Who cares about the second half performance - it's another three points!

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We are at the business end of the season with points being the be all and end all at the moment. If any if you were asked would you take a below par performance and three points all of us would have said "Yes!" and last night was a massive three points.

Now I am away on holiday in Port Charlotte, Florida for the next two weeks and am unable to watch the games relying on Social Media for updates and various clips of the game.

PATO: When do you think he will be given his chance at Chelsea? Are you looking forward to seeing him?

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For Alexandre Pato it must be a nightmare because having signed for Chelsea on loan in January declaring it as "a dream", you have had to wait for month before you are anywhere near fit to play. Now surely he must be ready but when would YOU give him his chance?

This was an unforgettable day!

Chelsea agree deal for midfielder, player confirms on social media

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Chelsea midfielder Kasey Palmer has signed a new deal at the club.

The highly talented young player confirmed the deal on social media and expressed his delight after agreeing on an extension.

Marketing Deportivo

Tres preguntas que debes hacerte para lograr relevancia digital

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Todo se mueve muy rápido, las inversiones, los cambios en los medios sociales, la integración de aplicaciones, nuevos desarrollos. Estamos metidos en una inercia positiva de innovación, pero con su parte negativa que implica perderse dentro de todo.

Instagram libera funcionalidades, Snapchat irrumpe con fuerza, Facebook Live intentando (o logrando) desplazar a Periscope, cambios de orden en Facebook, algoritmos en evolución (Page Rank, Edge Rank, etc) y una nueva serie de formatos y contenidos derivados de los famosos seis segundos que Vine nos trajo.

#Split9K: Una ruta bastante divertida

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Ahora si que me sorprendieron los amigos de adidas.

La ruta del #Split9K estuvo bastante divertida, con cierto grado de exigencia, pero también con sus partes que te permitían explorar tus límites tanto de fuerza/resistencia como de velocidad. Por eso me encantan las carreras de adidas, no están diseñadas para andar de "socialito", si no para exigirte y prepararte rumbo a un Maratón.

#Split6K adidas: temporada abierta

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Inicia el camino al Maratón. Es temporada abierta. Arrancamos. En sus marcas, listos... fuera.

Con el #Split6K de adidas arrancamos oficialmente la temporada de carreras que, en mi caso, debe terminar con un maratón (Space Coast Marathon) en Noviembre. Y es que, aunque ya ha habido otras carreras en el año, la llegada de los Splits marcan el inicio de la preparación formal para aquellos que quieren hacer el Maratón de la CDMX o bien, para los que simple y sencillamente traen otras metas en mente.

Erdogan

Turkey ex-football star on trial for insulting Erdogan

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Istanbul (AFP) Former Turkey football star Hakan Sukur went on trial in his absence Thursday on charges of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on social media.

Sukur is one of several thousand people including journalists, politicians and the occasional celebrity, to face similar legal proceedings.

Turkey ex-football star on trial for insulting Erdogan

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Istanbul (AFP) Former Turkey football star Hakan Sukur went on trial in his absence Thursday on charges of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on social media.

Sukur is one of several thousand people including journalists, politicians and the occasional celebrity, to face similar legal proceedings.

New England Revolution

Revolution star Charlie Davies to appear on Good Morning America

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This should be good.

Anyone who follows Charlie Davies on social media knows how savvy he is and soon he will share his knowledge with the entire country.

Davies is one of three MLS players that will take over Good Morning America on Monday, May 30. Davies, along with Maurice Edu and David Villa, will talk about the art of taking selfies, interacting with fans, and deciding what to post on social media.

Jermaine Jones Takes To Social Media, Again

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The out-of-contract midfielder doesn't have any problems negotiating a new contract in public.

Jermaine Jones has not hidden the fact that he's upset with the New England Revolution over his current contract situation.

Jones believes the team has low-balled him on a new offer after his initial 18-month deal expired at the end of 2015.

Social media provides a glimpse at the Revolution's first day of preseason

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Jay Heaps is rocking a beard.

Preseason is here for the New England Revolution as the players reported to Gillette Stadium on Friday for entrance physicals. The guys will return today for their first day of training as well as their first media availability. While we weren't there for day one (we will be for day two), social media gave us a glimpse at the first preparations of 2016.

UEFA Europa League

Backlash as ‘AC Milan’ perform pre-match Haka in advertising stunt

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Struggling Serie A giants AC Milan were left red-faced amid a social media backlash that mocked the club for a bizarre pre-match 'Haka' ritual dance prior to a Serie A game on Thursday.

Seven-time European champions Milan hosted relegation-haunted Carpi at the legendary San Siro stadium looking for a win to boost their bid to qualify for next season's Europa League.

Backlash as ‘AC Milan’ perform pre-match Haka in advertising stunt

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Struggling Serie A giants AC Milan were left red-faced amid a social media backlash that mocked the club for a bizarre pre-match 'Haka' ritual dance prior to a Serie A game on Thursday.

Seven-time European champions Milan hosted relegation-haunted Carpi at the legendary San Siro stadium looking for a win to boost their bid to qualify for next season's Europa League.

Videos

Non-League: Horsham FC Striker Terry Dodd Misses Sitter, Drowns Sorrows By Nabbing Fan’s Beer (Video)

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"Chin chin..."

Horsham FC striker Terry Dodd has become something of a non-league superstar over the past few days after footage of his performance againstHalisham Town began doing the social media rounds.

Having skipped in behind the defence with all the grace and ease of movement of an African antelope, Dodd proceeded to plop his shot into the side netting despite the Halisham goal being completely vacant.

Tweet and Video: Mesut Ozil backs Arsenal’s We Got Ozil chant ahead of Chelsea game

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Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has taken to social media to give his backing to a new chant in his honour. The Germany international has caught wind of the...

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Liverpool

Liverpool use Johan Cruyff’s death to praise themselves

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Liverpool are no strangers to ill-judged social media output. Who can forget the tweet of the Liver birds emerging from the smoking Twin Towers on...

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Photo: Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre at airport

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The photo above has been doing the rounds on social media. It reportedly shows Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre at Liverpool John Lennon airport...

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The Rest

Aston Villa Settle Twitter Spat With ‘Social Media Grudge Match’ Against Virgin Trains XI (Photos)

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Photo: @AVFCOfficial/Twitter

Having found themselves embroiled in a (very) minor Twitter spat a couple of months ago, Aston Villaopted tosettle their beef mano a mano by sending a represetative XI to square off against Virgin Trains' works team.

It all began in the wake of Roberto Di Matteo's sacking in October, when Virgin seized their chance to engage in some corporate-approved social media banter with Villa.

USMNT 0 Colombia 2 - The sky isn't falling

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Rumors of the USMNT's demise are greatly exaggerated

If you've spent any time on social media since the end of the game you may believe the sky is falling. The USMNT is done for. Ruined. Crash and burning out of the tournament.

If that is the type of article you're looking for, I suggest you move on.

Crystal Palace: Wilfried Zaha Launches New Social Media Brand, Spells His Own Name Wrong (Photo)

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With the FA Cup Final crowning on the horizon, Wilfried Zaha chose this week to spruce up his social media brand with a nifty new theme.

Indeed, the Crystal Palace winger and his team proudly debuted his fresh new Twitter profile on Thursday evening, which boasted a swanky banner image and profile picture, which featured Zaha's new personalised brand logo.

Philadelphia Union Academy alum signs with Harrisburg

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Shane Campbell announced his signing with the City Islanders via social media yesterday.

York, Pennsylvania native Shane Campbell will have a chance to start his professional career close to home. The former Louisville and Penn State defender/midfielder who spent time with the Philadelphia Union Academy announced that he had signed with the Harrisburg City Islanders on social media Tuesday.

#TeamVic: El proyecto

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¡Estamos de regreso!

Este 2016 tengo algo muy especial para todos ustedes, un reto. #TeamVic busca personas que quieran participar en un desafíode 8 meses. Les explico a detalle de que va:

  • Estoy en búsqueda degenteque tenga un reto importante que quiera lograr mediante el running (Bajar de peso, correr por primera vez un maratón, reactivarse físicamente, etc)
  • Iniciando en Abril y terminando en Noviembre, cada mes tendremos un reto para el #TeamVic y el ganador se llevará un regalo/premio (Cómo lo quieran ver).

Fulham Hire Web Expert To ‘Catfish’ Their Own Players And Demonstrate The Dangers Of Flirting Online

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Fulham have been busywarning their players about the perils of flirting with fans on social media by duping them into thinking they were interacting with a 16-year-old female fan.

In reality, the players were actually chatting to a web expert who was hired by the club to pose as a teenage girl the idea being toshock the club's younger players into being more cautious when using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and the like.

Surely this has to be one of the greatest photos of Diego Costa EVER!!

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Ramires gets a fantastic reception in China.

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I will never understand how or why we sold Ramires as I posted HERE . However, the fans over in China have really taken to him and he expressed his thanks on Instagram:

Thanks to all the Jiangsu Suning fans for the fantastic reception they gave me! Obrigado a todos os torcedores do Jiangsu pela fantástica recepção!

Pato's Instagram post "First training with my mates!"

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Alexandre Pato has posted up his first Instagram message from training at Cobham yesterday and it looks like he is already settling in well with his new team mates. That's a good sign already!


first training with my mates... @chelseafc #CFC #london #Chelsea #wintoday