Irish soccer player Jamie O'Hara has quit Twitter after fans attacked him over asinine tweets whining about his huge salary and charitable obligations.
O'Hara's tweet that incited fans most bemoaned the added stresses of professional soccer compared to his carefree days as a youth player, reading: "Things were so much easier when I earned 100pound a week on wts #stress."
O'Hara now earns a 35,000 -- or $56,000 -- per week for the English soccer club Wolverhampton Wanderers. And he had more to educate his 175,000 followers about.
"Why do people think cos I earn good money I don't have bills to pay we all pay tax an we have mortgages to pay, some people are deluded," he wrote in one tweet.
That was followed by: "I wonder how many people are doing hospital visits this Xmas or giving clothing to the homeless this winter, or setting up a charity to raise money for hospitals."
Predictably, fans and followers were quick to jump all over O'Hara for his posts, berating him for griping about earning more in one week than many people do in a year.
After the backlash, O'Hara announced that he was done on Twitter and his profile page now returns an error message.
Before shutting things down, O'Hara said the social network has "too many trolls on here with nothing nice to say." Sports trolls have become an increasingly serious problem in the Twitter world, with many players receiving harsh abuse and even death threats after mistakes during competition. In this case, however, it's not quite clear who was trolling who.
But O'Hara didn't say he's done with social media.
"I'll be starting a private Facebook account and anyone who is a genuine fan can send me a friend request," he wrote before fleeing Twitter.
Do you think O'Hara was right to quit Twitter after fan backlash, or did he bring it upon himself?
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