'Clown' Michael Chopra exits Twitter after posting photo of cash-filled bag
London, Feb 7 : Ipswich Town striker Michael Chopra has quit social networking site Twitter after he had posted a picture of a bag full of 20 pound notes on the site, and was branded a clown by fellow striker Jay Emmanuel Thomas, in reply to the picture post.
According to an Ipswich Town spokesman, the footballer, who has suffered from a high-profile gambling addiction, had decided on his own to close his account, @MichaelChopra10, which had almost 15,000 followers, the Daily Mail reports.
The spokesman added that although Twitter is a good communication tool for players and their fans, players should think before they tweet anything that can be construed in a negative way.
Chopra revealed the extent of his gambling addiction in 2011, speaking publicly about how he had lost as much as 2 million pounds, spending up to 20,000 pounds a day.
It later emerged that Chopra's club had loaned him 250,000 pounds to pay off his debts.
The player spent three weeks in the Sporting Chance Clinic last season in an attempt to recover from the addiction.