After my introductory guide to Twitter and how to make it work for sports fans, the natural follow up piece is on people that you should follow.
Slowly but surely SA is waking up to the power and fun of Twitter and that means that there are a whole host of cool sporting people to follow. In a series of pieces dedicated to Twitter, this one is all about the sports stars worth following. There are of course loads more than the ones featured below, but these are my favourites.
The ex-England rugby great Will Carling is an active “twitterer” and often delivers some pearlers on rugby and the general state of the game. Well humoured and very current. Provides updates during English games too.
Yes - more followers!
Not the most interesting of “Twitterers”, but rather active is A.B de Villiers. Currently in tour in the West Indies, A.B is often notifying followers on the state of things in the Proteas set up and vibe before and after the games.
Let go JP or I will unfollow you.
Australia’s brightest new rugby prospect, Quade Cooper is all over the Twitter. Often having “Twitterhoea” telling you about where he eats and what films he likes, Quade is hugely passionate about rugby in the most refreshing of senses and is entertaining to follow.
Today I am running against a cheetah.
Rugby legend Bryan Habana is another active “Twitterer” and a good guy to follow. Makes you jealous from time to time when his “Tweets” make you realize just how cool life can be when you are at the top of your game.
Shane Warne the ex-Aussie cricketer and devoted family man “Tweets” mostly about his kids sports matches and eating pies instead of fruit salad. Great guy to follow as he offers numerous insights into the state of cricket.
The Proteas Captain and serial finger breaker “Tweets” pretty regularly. Slightly more interesting than A.B, Graeme isn’t scared to have his say on this platform. Be sure to follow him in case things don’t go too well in future and he mouths off again about past players tuning even though they won bugger all too.
The only finger I haven't broken yet.
US tennis player Andy Roddick is a real funny guy. Tennis is often as boring as a Lions losing speech but Andy is the shining star of entertainment in this sport.
Springbok Captain John Smit is a part time “Tweeter” providing gems from time to time. Difficult to expect anything else from a legend of a rugby player and as a person. Looking forward to his “Tweets” when the Springbok season gets underway.
Followers - John has a fair few.
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