It has not been a good week for the wife of Anthony Martial. She dropped a huge clanger on photo sharing social media site Instagram by mistaking Arsenal`s Emirates Stadium for Old Trafford. She added to the post three muscle-flexing emojis alongside the wrong picture. It was quickly taken down after she realized her mistake.
The clanger happened during Manchester United game against Watford at Vicarage Road. Martial is the most expensive teen player in the history of the game and was absent from the trip. He is currently out injured after he suffered a foot injury while playing for France against England. It did not stop his partner posting a message of good luck on the social media site. Maybe next time she will be a bit more careful in what she shares.
It is not the first time that a player's wife has mistaken something wrong. In 2010, Wayne Bridges wife mistook John Terry as her Husband and ended up sleeping with the former England captain. It was an affair that did much damage, and Martial should be grateful it was only a photo his partner shared wrongly.
It is not just players’ wives that suffer from mistaken identity. Legendary Manchester United player, Ryan Giggs, mistook his brother's wife as his own. It did not go down well with his brother or his wife.
It is not just players’ wives that have made a fool of themselves on social media networks, the players themselves have. Even the world's best player Cristiano Ronaldo has made the occasional error in judgments. One of his tweets read, “Thanks for participating in the CR7 Boys Underwear Competition – it's been a real pleasure to see all your photos.”
Some ex-players make the most of the exposure they have on social media sites and enjoy the banter associated with it. One of the best and most honest tweeters is former England international striker and tv presenter Gary Lineker. He tweeted the following two tweets:
“Messi make me realise how shit I was.”
“Soldado makes me realise I wasn't that shit.”
Very honest and very funny at the same time from the Match of the day presenter.
Social media is a very dangerous tool for footballers to use. If used incorrectly it can end up with them been put on the transfer list and shipped away to another club. A prime example of this Aldershot Town's Marvin Morgan. In 2011, he tweeted the following: "Like to thank the fans who booed me off the pitch. Where's that going to get you! I hope you all die."
Shortly after sending the tweet he was transfer listed. A number of people made money by putting online free bets on the player leaving shortly after the tweet.
It fair to say that footballers and their wives are not the most intelligent of people. Been able to express them off the pitch, is ill-advised for many. Putting free bets on players making a fool of themselves on social media is a great way to earn some extra money.
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