The tweet success of awards night

Steve Tinniswood

Steve Tinniswood

First published in Sport

It’s a sign of the times when an end-of-season football awards ceremony includes Best Twitter follower and Best Instagram follower.

But that is what happened at Blackburn United’s recent prize night.

All the usual categories were there; players player of the season, manager’s player of the season, most improved (the award none of us really want) but bringing the ceremony bang up to date – gongs for use of Twitter and Instagram.

For the record, Taz Sidat won the Twitter accolade while Aiysha Dahya the award for most Instagram followers.

I hope they weren’t twittering or instagramming during matches.

In fairness, Twitter is a key tool is sporting circles these days.

Why pick up the phone and give someone a ring when you can send a message (in 140 characters or less) by Twitter.

And for that personal touch, you can always DM them.

I too am a fan of Twitter but don’t think I would ever be an award-winning tweeter.

I don’t really want to show my age but a similar award when I was growing up would have been best use of a fax and most calls made from a land line!

What’s a land line I hear some of you ask!

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree