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07 December 2023

Jersey names dropped for Twitter handles


Plenty of professional athletes in the United States have gotten themselves into trouble using Twitter.

But a pro US lacrosse team is going to require its players to tweet -- and even replace the name on the back of their jersey with their Twitter handle.

The Philadelphia Wings said the jerseys featuring Twitter handles instead of player names will be worn for the February 12 game against the Buffalo Bandits.

The Wings, members of the National Lacrosse League, plan to auction off the jerseys following the game, with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

All of the players on the team will be required to maintain a Twitter account and there will be a "formal Twitter training session prior to the start of the season," The Wings said.

The Wings, who tweet at àPhillyWings, open their season on January 14.