Danish players banned from Twitter during Euro 2012
The Danish FA (DBU) has said that its players aren’t allowed to use social networking site Twitter this summer during the European Championship.
DBU spokesman Lars Behrendt said on Tuesday that coach Morten Olsen wants players to focus on the tournament and “the 24-7 open microphone” to be shut down.
Stoke City's Thomas Sørensen has called it “a shame” that players will not be allowed to communicate with fans “without revealing tactics.”
Sports Minister Uffe Elbaek said it was the DBU’s decision, but said his first thought was “a violation of the freedom of speech.”
This is not the first time that players have been banned from using Twitter. Last year, Leeds United manager Simon Grayson implemented the rule following an injury leak.
This summer, the GB hockey team will not be allowed to use the site during the Olympics, as team leader David Faulkner insists that it is important that players maintain their focus on the tournament.