There are several athletes that have taken to Twitter to create a line of communication with fans or just to show the public a different side of themselves. It seems that both have fueled Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker’s jump into Twitter, with a little help from Twitter aficionado and teammate Chad Ochocinco.
Welker’s become a hit (@WesWelker), and he is showing fans his “goofy” side, he tells the Boston Herald’s Ian Rapoport. We got a small taste of Welker’s prankster side last season before the playoff game against the Jets. Recall that Welker made several “foot” references in his press conference, making a lisght reference to the “alleged” foot fetish of Rex Ryan.
Rapoport has put together a compiation of some Welker’s more memorable tweets (for now), which you can read HERE.
“Wes you got fined for a hat?” Ocho wrote. “You’re the 1st white receiver to get fined. Welcome to the club, Starbucks on me tomorrow.”
Then Welker: “Since I’m the first white receiver to get fined. Did I earn some RESPECT? Kind of like beating up the school bully?”
“Damn right you pasty pilgrim,” Ocho replied.
If you’re not on Twitter yet, following Welker might be worth the price of admission (it’s free).