Silly Twits: Sports stars in social networking controversy


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Facebook, Twitter or eBay can be quite banal, but if you're an internationally famous sports star, people tend to pay attention.

With the boom in social networking, sports stars haven't been left behind, and many are keeping fans updated with their latest activities and opinions - although at times it's landed them in trouble.

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole is the latest star to have caused controversy after he tweeted that the FA were a '#BUNCHOFTWATS'.

Here we take a look at the stars who caused controversy through social networking.

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