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Silly Twits: Sports stars in social networking controversy

Compiled by Simon Rice, Rajvir Rai and James Charlton

Facebook, Twitter or eBay can be quite banal, but if you're an internationally famous sports star, people tend to pay attention.

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With the boom in social networking, sports stars haven't been left behind, and many are keeping fans updated with their latest activities and opinions.

But this has occasionally landed them in hot water, and the latest victim is Liverpool striker Nathan Eccleston. Here we take a look at the stars who caused controversy through social networking.

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