If ever you wanted confirmation that Facebook, Twitter and other social media applications were the cause of productivity loss then the recent ban of footballers from various countries from such social media applications is your proof. If you were hoping to get the inside scoop of your favorite players from base camp then your luck may have run out as many of those players won’t be tweeting about the latest team line up or any other secrets that may lend a help also to the competing team.
Players from countries such as Argentina, Brasil, England, Germany and Mexico have all been banned from using sites like Twitter and Facebook. Some of these players have quite a following on their social media feeds for example Wayne Rooney with 8.81 Million Twitter followers and 20.8 Million Facebook likes; Neymar Júnior with an impressive 10.8 million Twitter followers and 23.4 million Facebook likes and we also have Mesut Özilwith 5.84 million Twitter followers and 19.8 million likes on Facebook. On the other side of the coin however, players from countries who are relatively new to the social media landscape are actually joining Twitter for the first time in an effort to gain support from their fans as they make their journey on one of the worlds greatest stages. Hossein Mahini from Iran recently had his Twitter account verified and ready for the World Cup. With this final inclusion, it means that all countries will be represented on Twitter at the 2014 World Cup, just not all the players. Footballers get the boot from Facebook and Twitter for World Cup 2014.