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Pirlo tweet causes storm.

Written 23 January 2015, 18:10

Lucio Pirlo was only trying to share his joy at a personal landmark but a "silly" tweet has landed the 22 year old midfielder in hot water with his manager.

Pirlo gained wonderkid status for the first time today and quickly tweeted "Been telling the gaffer I'm special for weeks!! #myWKDside" to his 2000 followers. The tweet has not gone down well with his manager who was quick to slam the youngster.

"It is an internal matter but what I will say is the lad, and it's not just him to be fair, has to learn he has achieved nothing in the game yet! Social media is becoming the curse of the modern game and if he spent a little more time on the training ground and less time on his phone he MIGHT be worth listening to. His set pieces are certainly nothing to shout about!!"

It is not thought Pirlo will be left out of the squad for forthcoming matches but is unlikely to be promoted from his substitute role in the near future.

Pirlo's reaction is in stark contrast to that of Agypar Bayartsogt who has been called up to the Mongolian U17 squad this week. Bayartsogt tweeted "Thanks - I'm chuffed" to his 350 followers.


Lady Phoenix 25 January 2015, 23:53
Bit harsh, but possibly fair of you. The lad was only happy at geting his first taste of stardom. With 2,000 followers and a wonderkid mark he must be doing something right. Im lucky if I can get my young lads away from their damn Twerking contests and on to the training field.