Morecambe footballer causes Twitter uproar

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MORECAMBE FC is investigating Twitter comments made by the club’s ex-Northern Ireland international Tony Capaldi.

Capaldi, 29, has riled Shrimps fans by describing the team as “rubbish” and slating training methods at the Globe while commenting on the popular social networking website.

Capaldi has since apologised to supporters.

His recent tweets included “now putting on a bit of weight now im a pub player!!” and “4 hours in the car for 20 mins crossing and finishing! #wasteoftime!”

In response to the following comment “2 Morecombe goals from your throw ins last weekend. That’s more than Cardiff have scored from corners this season! :(“ Capaldi replied: “trust me you would rather be watching cardiff than that rubbish!”.

The comments have caused an outpouring of anger on the club’s internet forum Shrimpsvoices with many fans calling for Capaldi to be sacked.

The player’s Twitter account has been taken down.

Capaldi tweeted: “Sorry to any morcambe fans ive upset i just go on twitter for a laugh and a joke and did not realise people took me serious so i wont be Tweeting anymore!”

Ex-Cardiff City defender Capaldi signed for the Shrimps in September on a short-term deal. In January his contract was extended until the end of the season.

Morecambe FC has made no official comment but club chief executive Rod Taylor said they were “looking into” the issue.

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