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Aldershot's Marvin Morgan transfer listed over tweet

Marvin Morgan
Morgan signed for Aldershot in 2008

Aldershot Town striker Marvin Morgan has been placed on the transfer list following a message he posted on social networking website Twitter.

The 27-year-old was responding to the booing he received from his own fans after Monday's 2-1 defeat to Hereford.

"The player accepted that his conduct was totally misguided and inappropriate and he accepts that his actions were incorrect," a club statement read.

Morgan apologised for the tweet in a separate message on Tuesday.

At a disciplinary meeting held at the club on Wednesday, the former Woking man was also fined a maximum two weeks' wages, and told not to return to the club during that period.

The club is of the opinion that careful consideration is required for all future use of social networking sites by players and staff

Aldershot statement

The statement continued: "Accepting that his actions had been foolish he explained that they had been made in the heat of the moment and apologised for the distress he had caused.

"The club is also of the opinion that careful consideration is required for all future use of social networking sites by players and staff as a means of communication."

It is not the first time that the use of the Twitter website has caused a stir amongst the sporting world.

The England and Wales Cricket Board suspended Yorkshire off-spinner Azeem Rafiq for a month in August following a foul-mouthed tirade against England under-19 manager John Abrahams.

In September, Kevin Pietersen was forced to apologise for his outburst on Twitter following his omission from England's limited-overs squads for the series against Pakistan, while former England all-rounder Dmitri Mascarenhas was banned for two weeks by the ECB after a Twitter rant about selector Geoff Miller.

Morgan's contract expires in the summer, and he was the subject of a £50,000 bid from Crawley Town before Monday's outburst.

He also made that interest public after hinting at it in another tweet over Christmas.

Aldershot 1-2 Hereford

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see also
Aldershot 1-2 Hereford United
03 Jan 11 |  League Two
Mascarenhas ban over Twitter rant
15 Sep 10 |  England
Pietersen fined for Twitter rant
06 Sep 10 |  England
Rafiq banned after Twitter tirade
04 Aug 10 |  England
Aldershot capture striker Morgan
19 May 08 |  Aldershot

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