Our lives changed since social media came, today you can know everything about someone through what he posts on Social Media accounts. Yes, Social Media eased our communication and interaction, but sometimes we get into troubles because of what we’ve published on those different platforms. Today, we want to look at 10 times Social Media put footballers into troubles.

7.Mario Balotelli


The Nice forward re-posted an image of the Nintendo character Super Mario on his Instagram account that contained the words “jumps like a black man and grabs coins like a jew”.

The 28 year-old was widely criticised for the image and deleted it but reacted angrily to the suggestion that his message was anti-Semitic.

“My Mom is jewish so all of u shut up please,” he wrote on social media later in reference to his foster mother, Silvia.

6.Ryan Babel


Former Liverpool forward, became the first player to be sanctioned for misuse of Social Media in January 2011, when he was fined £10,000 by the FA for tweeting a photoshopped picture of referee Howard Webb wearing a Manchester United shirt.

5.Adrian Mutu

Still on photoshopped pictures, former Chelsea player Adrian Mutu was banned from playing for his nation ever again after comparing the national team coach to Mr Bean.


Mutu was left out of Romania’s squad for a World Cup play-off match against Greece and reacted by posting a photoshopped picture of Mr Bean’s head grafted on the body of the then Romania Coach Victor Piturca.

4.Rio Ferdinand


Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand was fined £45,000 by the FA for improper conduct after he re-tweeted a post which described Ashley Cole as a ‘choc ice’, after Cole gave evidence on behalf of John Terry in the racial abuse case which involved Ferdinand’s brother Anton.

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