Social Networking Websites
The Referees’ Department of The Football Association has highlighted the potential problem concerning the use of Social Networking Websites. It is appropriate now to remind clubs of their responsibilities. These sites have become a part of everyday life and are accessed by many people from all walks of life. It is an individual’s right to use such sites as they wish, within the bounds of legal acceptability.
However the use of these sites to pass adverse or unacceptable comments on member clubs, match officials, players, The FA or the management team of the League carries the same restrictions as any other printed or published matter.
Please make aware anyone in a position of responsibility within your
club – this includes players, managers and match day helpers – that any unacceptable postings will be treated as comment by the person’s club. This could lead to disciplinary action taken against the club by the Western League.
If any comments are seen to bring the League, club or football in
general into disrepute The Football Association may also take action.
Please ensure that your club members think carefully before posting on such sites.
The Western League has a proud reputation and it must not be tarnished by mindless acts.
Incidentally the Bees twitter page is cunningly called @bridportfc