Jonathan Walters @JonWalters19
Stoke City forward and Republic of Ireland international, Jonathan Walters is definitely a footballer worthy of a follow on Twitter.
He may not tweet that prolifically but when he does it usually brings a good old smile to the face.
Of course, his most memorable tweet came earlier this year in April. The Raheem Sterling transfer debacle was beginning to rumble. Amid reports of Sterling’s excessive wage demands, Walters unleashed this gem on the twittersphere:
It is was a typically witty Walters response following a Daily Mail article that ran with a headline highlighting the stat that Walters had actually scored more goals during the season than the wage wrangling Sterling. The tweet got over 43k retweets and 31k likes.
Walters will readily poke fun at others but always in a good natured way. A month before his ‘supertweet’ and following Stoke’s 2-0 defeat of Everton, he had this to say:
Massive result tonight for everyone. Unbelievable support as always and probably the best song I've heard for a while #yourheadisupsidedown
— Jonathan walters (@JonWalters19) March 5, 2015
The hashtag #yourheadisupsidedown would’ve endeared Walters to the Boothen End faithful at The Britannia as they had spent a good portion of the night playfully baiting Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard’s excessively bushy beard and totally bald head.
Walters will occasionally turn his hand to a spot of Twitter football punditry. As he watched Man City’s almost inevitable Champions League exit unfold at the hands of Barcelona. He made this cutting observation:
If you put the whole of Man City's midfield in a phonebox with Iniesta they couldn't get the ball off him!
— Jonathan walters (@JonWalters19) February 24, 2015
But while Walters will give happily give it out, he’s happy to take it too. He obviously doesn’t take himself too seriously.
Even when he receives criticism from his own supporters, he will respond with good humour:
— Jonathan walters (@JonWalters19) May 11, 2015
Walters’ Twitter presence is also worth checking out for the intermittent playful spats with ex-teammate, Leicester City’s Robert Huth. Following the Republic of Ireland’s surprise victory against Germany, the German defender seemed to be the first person Walters thought of: