Sports quiz: social media slip-ups

Which athletes and clubs should turn off their phones?

Which former cricketer claimed his Twitter had been hacked after a picture of a penis appeared, before being swiftly deleted?

Ian Botham

David Lloyd

Darren Gough

David Gower

Which club recently tweeted a photo of the wrong man when announcing their newly appointed manager?

FC Cincinnati

Colorado Rapids

Houston Dynamo

FC Dallas

Which footballer tweeted a picture of an expensive car soon after a heavy defeat, claiming it was “totally accidental” and “happened whilst driving and my phone was in my pocket”?

Micah Richards

Rio Ferdinand

Robert Huth

Joleon Lescott

Which striker edited his Twitter profile to say he played for Burnley, when he had actually just signed for Premier League rivals Crystal Palace?

Andy Johnson

Wilfried Zaha

Christian Benteke

Jason Puncheon

Which footballer tweeted this obvious post-match cut and paste job: “Can you tweet something like … Unbelievable support yesterday and great effort by the lads! Hard result to take! But we go again”?

Jack Grealish

Harry Kane

Chris Wood

Victor Anichebe

After joining them on loan, which footballer was found to have previously called his new club “sheepshaggers” on Twitter?

Ryan Christie

Akos Buzsaky

Emmanuel Adebayor

Robert Earnshaw

Which World Cup legend accidentally tweeted a screengrab from his computer with pornography visible in a web browser tab?

Carlos Valderrama

Roger Milla

Hristo Stoichkov

Diego Maradona

Which former striker admitted he had been “left red faced” by accidentally tweeting a link to a porn site?

Danny Graham

Grant Holt

Dele Adebola

Jay Bothroyd

Who made the old copy-and-paste error when he posted: “Tweet to be put up tonight – Massive test for us tomorrow”?

Ronnie Whelan

Ray Houghton

Liam Brady

Eamon Dunphy

Lastly and perhaps most embarrassingly, which footballer has often posted to express his admiration for Robbie Williams?

Luis Suárez

Robert Lewandowski

Thomas Müller

Toni Kroos

1 and above.


2 and above.


3 and above.


4 and above.

A respectable effort

5 and above.

A respectable effort

6 and above.

A respectable effort

7 and above.

A respectable score

9 and above.

A superb score

8 and above.

A superb score

0 and above.


10 and above.

A superb score

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