Silencing Mr. Twitter
Friday, August 28, 2009
JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Stewart Cink has a sense of humor. Of course you may have gleaned that from reading his tweets. Now with a Claret Jug in hand, Cink’s expressions are read by 782,292 followers as of this morning.
So when he speaks, like the old E.F. Hutton commercial, people listen.
Well, Cink got tangled up in the Tim Finchem web of commercialism.
Cink commented on his Twitter page about his spotty cell service in the Big Apple and how he couldn’t download photos on his iPhone.
iPhone service in the U.S. is an AT&T monopoly, and Cink found the need to call the sponsor of two PGA Tour events out by name.
While that may seem innocent enough, it got the crowd in Ponte Vedra a little itchy under the collar and the tweets were eventually removed.
Most tweets are playful and harmless, unless Big Brother calls it something else.
Ian Poulter went on a rant about AT&T when he had iPhone service problems a couple of months ago. When I went back to look at those tweets, they were no longer available.
So it looks like the Long Arm of the Law got the Englishman as well.
No telling what is right or wrong in PGA Tour land. The rules change on a daily basis. Just ask John Paramor.