Man Utd defender Ferdinand not giving up Twitter

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is not going to stop using microblogging site Twitter despite being contacted by the Football Association and asked to explain a comment made about Chelsea’s Ashley Cole, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

The FA has yet to confirm if they intend to charge Ferdinand for the comment but the Telegraph reveals that he has been asked by the governing body to clarify his statement. It was made in the wake of John Terry’s trial for racially abusing Ferdinand’s brother Anton, in which Cole was a witness for Terry, who was found not guilty.

Ferdinand declined to comment on the case but did have a warning for any celebrity thinking of signing up to the social network. “Anyone who says they’re thinking of going on Twitter, I always say ‘You’ve got to have a thick skin’,” Ferdinand said, adding: “You’ve got to be able to take abuse. If you can’t take abuse, then it’s not the place for you to be on there.

Followed by more than 3m users, Ferdinand insisted he finds the service enjoyable and indeed, uses the negative comments made by supporters of rival clubs as motivation when in action for United.

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