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article imageTwitter tirade lands American soccer star in trouble

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By Anthony Sicilia
Aug 4, 2012 in Sports
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USA soccer star loses hope after Twitter rants land her in trouble with Olympic Games officials as her tweets from Twitter was directed towards Brandi Chastain.
More than ever journalists are under constant scrutiny from the public eye. Going forward involving social media like Facebook and Twitter there is a new era of journalism arising. There are a lot of citizen journalists out there thanks to platforms like social media. Its no secret that the general public has been very harsh towards the media's coverage of the 2012 Olympics.
Celebrities are not immune to the aspect of the Internet. Earlier this week, Twitter took center stage for the athletes of the 2012 games.
The American soccer star Hope Solo posted some comments via her Twitter criticizing the commentary of Brandi Chastain because Chastain made a comment about U.S.A. defender that Rachel Buehler could use some work on her defending. It should be understood that although Brandi Chastain is now a NBC soccer analyst covering the 2012 Olympic Games.
She is a former soccer star in her own right. Like Solo, Chastain at one time dawned the red, white and blue colours proud during her stint on the soccer pitch. After U.S.A.'s soccer game, Hope Solo the American goalkeeper took to Twitter to view her feeling on Chastain's commentary. Here is what Solo said to Chastain with a little help from Twitter.
"Lay off commentating about defending and gking until you get more educated @brandichastain the game has changed from a decade ago. #fb,"
she wrote, adding:
@hopesolo
Its 2 bad we cant have commentators who better represents the team&knows more about the game @brandichastain! #fb
A short time later, Solo continued her tirade against the 44-year-old former soccer star:
@hopesolo
I feel bad 4 our fans that have 2 push mute, especially bc @arlowhite is fantastic.@brandichastain should be helping 2 grow the sport #fb
Brandi Chastian told U.S. Weekly in an interview this week. That she has done nothing wrong, she was being objective and reporting the news with honesty.
When I began studying journalism two years ago, I was given some great advice regarding the use of social media. "If you have an personal issue or concern about something or someone don't not use websites like Facebook and Twitter to publish your comments for the world to see."
"In short if you are angry at a situation or someone publishing them on Facebook and Twitter is not the best idea.".
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