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!