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Deportivo cancels transfer for player who insulted them on Twitter

Here's a cautionary tale on why you should never post anything spiteful on social media.

Deportivo La Coruna have called off their move for footballer Julio Rey after discovering an offensive Twitter post made by the youngster - in 2012.

The La Liga side had already announced the transfer of the 20-year-old playmaker from Spanish third-tier side CF Pobla de Mafumet and even had official photos of Rey on their website on Tuesday.

 

 

That was before they Rey's offensive tweet came to light, which read: "**** DEPOR, **** RIAZOR (Deportivo's home stadium)."

Even though Rey's tweet was posted three years ago, it was enough to convince the club to make a swift U-turn and cancel the move within the same day.

A club statement headlined "Deportivo signing Julio Rey dismissed for insulting the club" read: "Real Club Deportivo, who announced the signing of Julio Rey in the afternoon after the player had signed a contract for the blue and white, have decided not to complete the deal after analysing the unfortunate comments made by the player on a personal profile on a social network years ago.

"Real Club Deportivo understand that a player should wear the blue and white shirt if they are an example of sportsmanship, show respect for opponents, display commitment and positive sentiment towards Depor, its colours, its shield and the values that the institution represents."

Moral of the story? Think twice before having an outburst on social media - you never know if a potential employer is watching...

Sources: 101 Great Goals, Mail Online, Deportivo La Coruna official website

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