The curious case of Robin van Persie’s Twitter account

Robin van Persie has plenty to shout about right now. Only, he isn’t.

Robin Van Persie

The Dutchman may be in the form of his life with 21 goals in just 27 appearances for Manchester United, but his Twitter followers can be excused for feeling a little neglected.

Van Persie (@Persie_Official) hasn’t “tweeted” from his Twitter account since August 14, two days before the Dutchman completed his move to Old Trafford.

United have a couple of serial tweeters in Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) and Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5), but RVP, an active member of the social media site during his time at Arsenal, seems to have abandoned his 2,730,764 (and growing) followers –but not before updating his bio to: “Manchester United & Holland Player”.

Has the striker been advised against using the site perhaps? Or are the “boo-boys” getting to him? While his relentless campaigning against gun control is exemplary, Piers Morgan’s (@piersmorgan) incredibly childish and tedious taunts of “Robin VanPursestrings” may have taken their toll on the ex-Arsenal hero.

RVP twitter deleted

Either that, or Sir Alex Ferguson’s comments on August 17 – the day after RVP signed – have dissuaded the star from using the site. “I don’t understand Twitter. I don’t now why anyone should get involved with it,” said Fergie.

“We have given instructions to the players that nobody should tweet about Manchester United.”

He added: “Remember that one word can make a difference on these things. You can’t take it back.”

Copyright 2013 by Sports 360 Mobile


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